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Akamai buys Canadian firm

Akamai Technologies Inc., an Internet data delivery company based in Cambridge, said it has acquired Blaze Software Inc., a Canadian company with complementary technology.

The purchase price is not being disclosed, an Akamai spokesman said.

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The acquisition is expected to augment the speed at which Web pages can be delivered, Akamai said. At a time when more people are accessing the Internet through mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers, “new performance bottlenecks are emerging,” Akamai said in a press release.

By combining Akamai and Blaze technologies, Akamai said it can widen such bottlenecks in a way that ensures the delivery of data-rich content at high speeds to end users, regardless of what type of device they are using to access the Internet.

“The team at Blaze will be an important addition to our focus on site acceleration,” Rick McConnell, Akamai’s executive vice president of products and development, said in a statement.

Chris Reidy can be reached at reidy@globe.com.
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