Seattle Tech Roundup for Thursday May 19, 2011
CDN in a Box promises to prevent website gridlock by handling major traffic with a cloud interface – in competition with Amazon’s Web Services and quick to capitalize on the recent outage there. The recently launched service is the brainchild of Chris Pirillo and crew who tested the rocket fuel formula on their own LockerGnome site.
Echoing a nationwide trend that is transforming the definition of book store, e-books are outselling bound editions less than four years after joining Amazon’s inventory, thanks in part to the recent ad-supported Kindle debut that is already outpacing its cousins in sales. With nearly a million Kindle titles available from Amazon, digital books fueled the e-retailer’s biggest annual spike in book sales.
Headed by Jim Heckman with its tech base in Seattle, 5to1 Holding is poised to become part of the Yahoo Ad Marketplace. With the acquisition, Yahoo reaps a pack of powerful media partners boasted by the online advertising company that claims strong connections to Fox Interactive Media.