I wonder if this will be the breakout for Seattle video startup Delve: The company today announced a “strategic partnership” with hosting giant Akamai, which will offer its customers Delve video publishing tools.
Cambridge, Mass.-based Akamai didn’t invest in Delve, according to Alex Castro, the startup’s chief executive and a veteran of Microsoft and Amazon.com. In 2006 he launched the company as Pluggd and aimed for the podcasting market, then turned its semantic search technology toward the video market and renamed the company Delve in 2008.
From the release quotes:
“Delve is excited to team with Akamai to offer customers a complete video management solution utilizing Akamai’s global network. Our joint effort will help us reach many more customers than we could reach alone,” Castro said. “Increasingly we are looking for leading partners who can help us provide the best in video management and solutions for our customers. We can think of no one better than Akamai to work with.”
“A fast, efficient media distribution workflow based on industry standards is critical to any successful online business,” said Tim Napoleon, chief strategist for digital media at Akamai. “Akamai’s mission is to support innovation and leadership in this space and Delve clearly offers an impactful solution. Providing unique and innovative capabilities, such as a cloud-based architecture and search inside, Delve’s video platform is not only technologically advanced, but also easy to use.”