Akamai Technologies announced today that it is acquiring Ottawa's Blaze Software for an undisclosed sum.
The Cambridge, Mass.-based Akamai said the purchase will complement its technology to optimize the speed that web pages are rendered, regardless of the device.
From Blaze's blog this morning:
This is obviously big news for Blaze, and we’re thoroughly excited about it. Beyond that, we see this as a big moment for the field of Front-End Optimization (FEO), and for the goal of making the web faster. Having Akamai provide an automated FEO solution will make this technology easily available to thousands of the top websites in the world, and make a real impact on the web.
Blaze was founded in 2010 with a mission to help clients deliver better performing Web businesses by making their sites faster.