[e2e] Google Web Accelerator ....

Vikrant Kaulgud vikrantsk at gmail.com
Wed May 4 21:06:54 PDT 2005

I had checked this few days back. Prima facie, it seems to offer a
higher degree of personalization with intelligent caching etc. Another
question that always pops up in mind is: Google started as a search
company, why is it diversifying in to seemingly non-core areas like
email, web acceleration etc. Is Google becoming a monopoly?...


On 5/5/05, Amr A. Awadallah <aaa at cs.stanford.edu> wrote:
> Very interested to hear what folks think about this product from Google.
> As the network becomes faster, and most web servers support compression,
> is there still value in doing this ? I mean, there is Akamai for
> embedded objects, etc, but do we need it for the html pages too ?
> http://webaccelerator.google.com/
> http://webaccelerator.google.com/support.html
> Google Web Accelerator uses various strategies to make your web pages
> load faster, including:
> Sending your page requests through Google machines dedicated to handling
> Google Web Accelerator traffic.
> Storing copies of frequently looked at pages to make them quickly
> accessible.
> Downloading only the updates if a web page has changed slightly since
> you last viewed it.
> Prefetching certain pages onto your computer in advance.
> Managing your Internet connection to reduce delays.
> Compressing data before sending it to your computer.


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