Boston Tech Watch: Amazon, Akamai, Asics, Avid, Baroo, ShoeBuy & More

March 6, 2018

This week in Boston tech, we’re tracking a powerful cyber attack that Akamai Technologies reportedly helped to get under control, more Amazon expansion news, OpenView’s efforts to boost women investors and entrepreneurs, shoe companies’ local expansion, and more. Read on for details.

—Software from Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM) helped GitHub, the popular software development platform, fend off what is believed to be the largest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack ever, Wired reported. The 1.3 terabits per second of traffic lobbed at GitHub’s servers on Wednesday surpassed the DDoS attack on New Hampshire-based Dyn in late 2016. Read more about the latest DDoS attack in this Akamai blog post.

—Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) could hire at least 2,000 more employees in Boston in the coming years, if newly unveiled plans for additional offices in the city’s Seaport neighborhood come to fruition, The Boston Globe reported. The expansion is reportedly separate from Amazon’s search for a second headquarters located outside of Seattle. [Disclosure: The author’s significant other works for Amazon in Boston.]

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