Yahoo announced on December 17, 2013 that they have acquired PeerCDN, a content delivery network provider using WebRTC to reduce bandwidth cost for providers. PeerCDN’s tech delivers site resources like images, videos and downloads via a peer-to-peer network of people currently visiting a website using WebRTC, which reduces some of the bandwidth costs of the website provider by letting visitors share the burden.
PeerCDN™ is a next-generation CDN powered by WebRTC for efficient peer-to-peer content delivery, reducing bandwidth costs by up to 90%. PeerCDN automatically serves your site’s static resources (images and file downloads) over a peer-to-peer network made up of the visitors on your site. By offloading the majority of the hosting burden to site visitors, PeerCDN dramatically reduces bandwidth costs.
Yahoo is focused on making the world’s daily habits inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world. In turn, we create value for advertisers by connecting them with the audiences that build their businesses. Yahoo is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions.
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