In The News

February 14, 2013
Radware makes an end-to-end performance move with Strangeloop acquisition
"Through this acquisition, Radware is taking a big step towards providing true end-to-end performance management, in which the goal is to be able to understand, manage and improve application performance throughout the entire application ecosystem. In my research, end-to-end performance management has proven to be a goal of many organizations and is also a leading indicator of a top performing organization."

They should be measuring performance using a variety of metrics, and they need to ensure third-party scripts have been optimised. Implementing these basic performance tenets will drastically improve revenue.

February 13, 2013
Radware buys Strangeloop Networks for Web application optimization
"The application delivery controller market continues to gobble up the fledgling Web application optimization industry."

They should be measuring performance using a variety of metrics, and they need to ensure third-party scripts have been optimised. Implementing these basic performance tenets will drastically improve revenue.

February 11, 2013
Radware acquires web optimization company Strangeloop Networks
"Last Thursday, privately held Strangeloops Networks, which focuses on web optimization, announced they had been acquired by Radware (RDRW)."

They should be measuring performance using a variety of metrics, and they need to ensure third-party scripts have been optimised. Implementing these basic performance tenets will drastically improve revenue.

February 8, 2013
Radware acquires Optimization Firm Strangeloop
"Application security and delivery firm Radware Inc. is pushing the envelope around its product portfolio."

They should be measuring performance using a variety of metrics, and they need to ensure third-party scripts have been optimised. Implementing these basic performance tenets will drastically improve revenue.

February 8, 2013
Radware buys site performance vendor Strangeloop Networks
"Strangeloop’s products will come under the Radware brand."

They should be measuring performance using a variety of metrics, and they need to ensure third-party scripts have been optimised. Implementing these basic performance tenets will drastically improve revenue.

February 8, 2013
Vancouver's Strangeloop sells to Isreali technology company
"Two companies involved in making it easier and safer to access software on mobile devices are becoming one."
They should be measuring performance using a variety of metrics, and they need to ensure third-party scripts have been optimised. Implementing these basic performance tenets will drastically improve revenue.

February 8, 2013
Strangeloop Networks Acquired by Radware
"One of BCBusiness magazine’s Best Companies to Work For in B.C. has been scooped up by an Israeli security solutions tech firm."

They should be measuring performance using a variety of metrics, and they need to ensure third-party scripts have been optimised. Implementing these basic performance tenets will drastically improve revenue.

February 7, 2012
Radware buys Strangeloop to address need for speed
"As more people tap into graphics-rich applications using wireless connections, they don’t want to wait. That’s why Radware wants Strangeloop."
They should be measuring performance using a variety of metrics, and they need to ensure third-party scripts have been optimised. Implementing these basic performance tenets will drastically improve revenue.

November 29, 2012
2012 Best Companies: 100 Employees or Fewer

"Strangeloop is not only at the cutting edge of technology, but also strives to be well ahead of the curve in its effort to emphasize employee satisfaction."

They should be measuring performance using a variety of metrics, and they need to ensure third-party scripts have been optimised. Implementing these basic performance tenets will drastically improve revenue.

November 23, 2012
Black Friday 2012 [Infographic]
"To celebrate Black Friday, this week's infographic higlights shoppers behvior for the 2012 holiday."

They should be measuring performance using a variety of metrics, and they need to ensure third-party scripts have been optimised. Implementing these basic performance tenets will drastically improve revenue.

November 13, 2012
IE10 is Incrementally Changing the Direction of the Web
"In that traditional environment, the focus is on speed, features and the ecosystem, Microsoft cited studies from NewRelic and StrangeLoop Networks showing that IE10 was significantly faster (if fractions of a second are significant) than other browsers."

They should be measuring performance using a variety of metrics, and they need to ensure third-party scripts have been optimised. Implementing these basic performance tenets will drastically improve revenue.

October 17, 2012
Your mobile site is slower than you think
"The world's first study into mobile wait times reveals that a typical ecommerce site takes 11+ seconds to load, one-third of site owners don't have a mobile-specific site, and LTE isn't the performance saviour it's been touted as."

They should be measuring performance using a variety of metrics, and they need to ensure third-party scripts have been optimised. Implementing these basic performance tenets will drastically improve revenue.

October 5, 2012
Smartphones, Tablets Account for 1 in 8 Visits
"The latest mobile user surveys tell us that two out of three mobile shoppers expect sites to load in four  seconds or less."

They should be measuring performance using a variety of metrics, and they need to ensure third-party scripts have been optimised. Implementing these basic performance tenets will drastically improve revenue.

October 5, 2012
Mobile Browser Speed Battle: iOS Devices Faster on 3G, Android Faster on LTE
"On the slower 3G cellular network, which is how more than half the world’s mobile users access the web, iOS devices performed better than their Android counterparts."

They should be measuring performance using a variety of metrics, and they need to ensure third-party scripts have been optimised. Implementing these basic performance tenets will drastically improve revenue.

October 3, 2012
Web Pages Load 9% Faster Over LTE on Galaxy S III Than iPhone5
"Althought LTE networks have improved mobile performance, pages are still far too slow."

They should be measuring performance using a variety of metrics, and they need to ensure third-party scripts have been optimised. Implementing these basic performance tenets will drastically improve revenue.

September 26, 2012
Study Shows Top Ecommerce Websites Not Getting Faster
"Despite advances in hardware, networks and browsers, web page performance is not getting faster among the most trafficked ecommerce sites, according to research by Strangeloop Networks."

They should be measuring performance using a variety of metrics, and they need to ensure third-party scripts have been optimised. Implementing these basic performance tenets will drastically improve revenue.

September 19, 2012
Retail Websites Slowing Down
"Site owners are offered measurement statistics from many sources – employees, IT departments, CDNs – and these numbers can sometimes contradict each other. This report takes us back to what matters most: the real user experience for retail customers shopping via each major browser."

They should be measuring performance using a variety of metrics, and they need to ensure third-party scripts have been optimised. Implementing these basic performance tenets will drastically improve revenue.

September 19, 2012
Internet Explorer is the Fastest Browser
"We are thrilled Strangeloop Networks’ recent report validates IE10 delivers the best real world site performance, surpassing all other modern browsers. Real world performance is the most important factor in evaluating browsers and something that has been a focus for the IE team for some time"

They should be measuring performance using a variety of metrics, and they need to ensure third-party scripts have been optimised. Implementing these basic performance tenets will drastically improve revenue.

September 19, 2012
E-Commerce Websites Are Getting Slower
"They should be measuring performance using a variety of metrics, and they need to ensure third-party scripts have been optimised. Implementing these basic performance tenets will drastically improve revenue."

They should be measuring performance using a variety of metrics, and they need to ensure third-party scripts have been optimised. Implementing these basic performance tenets will drastically improve revenue.

September 18, 2012
The Web is Actually Getting Slower
"This report takes us back to what matters most: the real user experience for retail customers shopping via each major browser."


September 18, 2012
The Internet slows down for retailers
"This data tells us that when it comes to performance, many retailers are still leaving money on the table."


September 18, 2012
E-commerce sites slower today than two years ago (and Chrome is slower than Explorer)
"Every time we  see faster sites we see better metrics.. more dollars, happier users, shopping cart completions."


August 1, 2012
Carriers Keen on Content Acceleration
"The largest telcos have decided that content delivery is within their strong scope of influence."


July 16, 2012
Speed Sells: Strangeloop Front-End Optimization Improves Sales
"Once we realize that there's potential, once we realize that sites can be made faster, we really have to talk about how we want to marry front-end optimization into the CDN"


June 25, 2012
Strangeloop Network Accelerator Cuts Web Page Build Time
"Website acceleration provider Strangeloop Networks is launching a new service for prodivers that can accelerate websites all the way from the browser accessing a site to the server hosting it"


June 20, 2012
13 Questions (and answers) About Google, Site Speed, and SEO
"In my world, if you really care about SEO, you need to care about how fast your page loads."


June 11, 2012
Exclusive Concepts, Inc. to Launch New Service at IRCE 2012
"Through a partnership with Strangeloop, this enterprise-level solution optimizes sites’ speed and performance, cutting load time up to 72% and increasing conversion rate and revenue by 17.4% and 28% respectively."


June 7, 2012
Microsoft isn't leading the 'Do Not Track' revolution, it's hurting it
“Microsoft isn’t going to really disrupt things by keeping (DNT) default in IE,” Bixby told VentureBeat. He explained Internet Explorer usage is higher, and therefore more crucial, among online consumers when looking at the individual companies he’s worked with."


May 23, 2012
The growing epidemic of page bloat
Guest post by Strangeloop president Joshua Bixby: "While bigger pages hurt performance for desktop users, too, the biggest victims of page bloat are mobile users. Not only does a 1 MB page take forever to load, it can also deliver a nasty case of sticker shock when you get your phone bill."


May 23, 2012
What your web browser says about how you shop online
‎"People using newer browser versions spend more than people using older versions." This and other findings revealed in this Venture Beat guest post by Strangeloop president Joshua Bixby.


Channel Insider

May 23, 2012
Putting a Channel Face on the Cloud
"Joshua Bixby, president of Strangeloop Networks, a provider of network appliances for the speeding of Web applications, says he expects to see the emergence of a pretty robust channel that will essentially add “a face” to Amazon and other currently faceless entities in the cloud. At some point Amazon and Google have to expand their base of customers, which means it’s only a matter of time before they get serious about targeting enterprise customers."


Entrepreneur

May 22, 2012
100 Brilliant Companies
"More tech brilliance: Strangeloop Networks optimizes how a website appears on different displays to increase speed and viewer experience -- and, ostensibly, sales."


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May 18, 2012
The Fastest Online Payment Processor? It's Google
"Studies done by Strangeloop Networks, Amazon and Google found big drops in sales and traffic when their Web pages took longer to load. For example, a half-second delay will cause a 20% drop in Google's traffic, and a tenth-of-a-second delay can cause a drop of 1% in Amazon's sales. Shaving a few tenths of a second to finish processing someone's payment can mean the difference in some big dollars."


May 10, 2012
Tablets and the need for speed
"A bad web experience will drive 46% of tablet users to competitive websites and 33% are less likely to purchase from that company. Comparatively, a Strangeloop survey reveals that shoppers using a PC are a bit more patient, with the majority allowing a full three seconds before making the jump."


April 25, 2012
Velocity podcast series: Joshua Bixby on the business of performance
"I recently spoke with Joshua Bixby of Strangeloop about measuring and making sense out of increased performance. Josh has presented at Velocity in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. and he always has some very interesting insights into the business of performance. Josh talks about business KPIs, metrics and business benefits of performance optimization and always has plenty of data and graphs. In our recent conversation we mostly touched on the business of speed."


April 24, 2012
Streaming Media East 2012 Announces Fourth Annual Content Delivery Summit
StreamingMedia.com today announced the fourth annual Content Delivery Summit. Taking place May 14th at the NY Hilton, this one-day highly focused event is designed to bring together telecom carriers, service providers, content owners, and industry vendors for a detailed look at CDN platforms for the delivery of video and content acceleration. Confirmed speakers include: Akamai, Alcatel-Lucent, Amazon CloudFront, AOL, Cisco, Comcast Cable, Dell, EdgeCast, F5 Networks, Juniper Networks, Limelight Networks, Pacnet, Strangeloop, Telefonica, and Time Warner Cable.


April 18, 2012
Velocity Profile: Hooman Beheshti
"Hooman Beheshti, the vice president of technology at Strangeloop, talks about how he got into web ops and performance, the biggest problems he's encountered, and the tools he relies on most."


April 6, 2012
Low-latency networks aren’t just for Wall Street anymore
"A StrangeLoop survey this month found that latency at the desktop was between 65ms and 145ms. An entire industry around front end optimization has been built to help reduce such performance issues, and many of those startups have already been acquired, such as Akamai’s acquisition of Blaze.io."


April 6, 2012
Will Big Boost in Chinese Duties Slow Ecommerce Sales of Luxury Products?
"It is important to remember that it is still early and that the brand police at luxury brands are wise to take a measured approach to launching full-blown Ecommerce sites inside China. Many issues remain unresolved, including some basics like site performance as the Strangeloop infographic below highlights."


April 4, 2012
Fave raves: IT pros name their favorite products
"Site Optimizer was easy to implement and delivered immediate results. After being deployed, Site Optimizer instantly cut our page load times in half."


March 27, 2012
Looking for Baseball Tickets? You Might Want to Avoid These Slow Sites
"Joshua Bixby, a baseball fan and president of Vancouver-based Strangeloop Networks, tested transaction times for several online ticket vendors, including major players MLB.com, Ticketmaster and StubHub."


March 22, 2012
How Canada's SMB cloud providers are changing the global landscape
“We are an arms dealer to cloud players. We are cloud beautifiers for other clouds,” says Joshua Bixby, president of Vancouver's Strangeloop Networks.


March 15, 2012
Americans Don’t Have Time For Slow Websites [INFOGRAPHIC]
Infographic citing Strangeloop data: 50% of mobile users abandon a page if it doesn't load in 10 seconds. 3 out 5 won't return to the site.


March 8, 2012
Which Way Do Tablets Lean? iPad Users are More Like Desktop Users Than Smartphone Users, Study Finds

"It's clear that people love using tablets. The question is, how do they use them? Joshua Bixby from Vancouver's Strangeloop decided to investigate." 


February 24, 2012
Need for speed drives brothers' success online
"After operating a successful internet-based business for five years, Vancouver brothers Joshua and Jonathan Bixby soon realized that when it came to corporate websites, bigger wasn’t necessarily better."


February 14, 2012
A Guide to Understanding Page-Speed Tests
"Strangeloop’s Joshua Bixby recently tackled the performance metric question in a blog post titled a Non-Geeky Guide to Understanding Performance Measurement Terms."


February 14, 2012
Venture capital stages modest recovery in 2011
"Rounding out the top six were green energy developers Nexterra Systems ($17.5 million from ARC Energy Venture Fund 6 and Tandem Expansion Fund), GPS technology developer Recon Instruments (attracting $10 million from VanEdge Capital and others), and communications tech developer Strangeloop Networks ($10 million from undisclosed investors)."


February 8, 2012
Conversion Killers: How to Plug Website Holes That Leak Money
"According to web performance optimization company Strangeloop, just a one-second delay in page speed can cost you 7% percent of sales."


February 3, 2012
Presidential candidates' mobile websites ripped for poor performance
"It's appalling how poorly their mobile websites work," said Joshua Bixby, who has analyzed desktop and mobile websites of the Republican frontrunners and President Obama. Bixby is president of Strangeloop, a Canadian Web software company that has no connection to any of the campaigns.


February 2, 2012
How Web savvy are Romney, Gingrich and Obama?
"According to Strangeloop president, Joshua Bixby, 'I wanted to see if [their] pro-tech stance extends to Web performance, so I decided to take a shallow dive into their websites and mobile strategies. I was actually kind of surprised to see some interesting patterns emerge.'"


February 2, 2012
Vancouver's Strangeloop Analyzes Performance of U.S. Presidency Candidates' Websites
"According to Strangeloop president Joshua Bixby, 'None of the candidates’ sites rose to the challenge of designing for mobile devices.' He says that mobile website performance on a 3G Android device 'ranged from slow to unbearable,' with some full sites taking multiple minutes to load."


February 2, 2012
Obama web site crushed by Republicans' when it comes to download speeds
"If the presidential election were determined by how fast the candidates' Web pages download, President Obama would lose to any of his Republican challengers, according to a review by the president of Web optimization vendor Strangeloop."


February 2, 2012
Website loading speeds are getting faster, but not fast enough
"According to a study released yesterday by Strangeloop Networks, it takes an average of 10 seconds to load the top 2,000 websites on the internet."


January 30, 2012
Strangeloop Mobile Site Optimizer Speeds Content Delivery For Enhanced User Experience
“Using the Mobile Site Optimizer, we’ve seen a 50% performance improvement on our site,” said Parag Patel, CTO, AutoAnything, an eTailer of discount auto parts and accessories and Strangeloop customer. “Any speed improvement inevitably results in higher conversion. The benefits of mobile acceleration couldn't be clearer.”


January 26, 2012
Web sites are getting faster - slowly
"Pages continue to get bigger and continue to have more requests," said Strangeloop president Joshua Bixby. "In some ways we're losing the battle--or maybe it's a stalemate. We're not getting much better."


January 26, 2012
Web sites are getting faster - slowly
"One big issue in particular jumped out at me after a chat with Strangeloop President Joshua Bixby: Web developers should test their pages the way their readers see it, not the way they see it on their own machines."


January 26, 2012
Nike.com ran the fastest in 2011
"The fastest sites on the web are getting faster—withNike.com leading the pack, according to a report by Strangeloop Networks, a provider of site optimization technology and services."


January 26, 2012
E-commerce website loading speeds have actually slowed down since 2010
"According to a study by Strangeloop, the creators of a site optimization tool, E-commerce websites keep getting heavier and heavier, with 8% more resource requests in 2011 than 2010. The study also finds that the average online retail site (out of the top 2k, according to data from Alexa) takes approximately 10 seconds to load."


January 26, 2012

Infographic: Top Retail Sites Still Way Too Slow, Study Finds
"The question everyone should be asking is: what do these findings mean for me and my site?" said Jonathan Bixby, chief executive of Strangeloop Networks, in a statement. "The key takeaway here is that the pursuit of faster websites is a neverending race."


January 26, 2012
Top-performing e-commerce websites take longer to load
"Studies have emphasized the need for fast-loading e-commerce websites to accommodate the short attention spans of today's consumers. But a new study from site optimization company Strangeloop found that the top-performing e-commerce websites take longer to load than the average."


January 25, 2012
Is Chrome Slower Than IE9 & Firefox? A New Study Says It Is
"This may come as a surprise to a lot of Chrome users: A new study [by Strangeloop Networks] about page speed and website performance says that Google’s Chrome web browser performed slower than both IE9 and Firefox in a recent analysis of retail website home pages."


January 16, 2012
Red Canary: Where Are They Now? Part II
"[Strangeloop] has been growing 200% quarter over quarter as customers like eBay and Visa sing its praises. Word of Strangeloop has spread globally, and they are experiencing huge demand in Latin America, Europe and Asia."


January 16, 2012
Pacnet: "Caching no longer solves all problems"
"Companies like Strangeloop and Google’s Pagespeed have been pioneers in the optimisation of HTML, such that content is optimised to meet the unique requirements of the end-user device and browser, greatly increasing application performance and changing the role of CDNs."


January 11, 2012
Wine.Com Optimizes Site By 45%, Reduces Page Load Times To 2 Seconds
"The promise of a front-end optimization tool like the one we selected from Strangeloop Networks is that we don’t have to think about it ― the optimization is done for us. That promise has included a 45% improvement in speed on our New York homepage, 39% on Virginia’s and 35% on the Los Angeles page."


January 3, 2012
B.C. Tech Companies Celebrate Middle-age Spread
"In enterprise software, which has become more and more web delivered as businesses adopt applications delivered from the cloud or over mobile, the exciting mid-sized companies making outsized gains in global corporations in 2012 include Vision Critical, Clevest, HootSuite, Elastic Path, Make Technologies, Vivonet, Strangeloop and iQmetrix."


December 26, 2011
Reader Forum: Five steps for making your e-commerce site faster for demanding mobile users
"While mobile shoppers are now rushing to shop online, they’re as impatient as desktop shoppers. According to Tealeaf, 85% expect sites to load at least as fast on their mobile device as they do on their home computer."


December 24, 2011
Why you’re probably reading your performance measurement results wrong (but at least you’re in good company)
"RUM is being adopted in the enterprise at an unprecedented speed. It is becoming our measurement baseline and the ultimate source of truth. For those of us who care about making sites faster in the real world, this is an incredible victory in a long protracted battle against traditional synthetic tests."


December 21, 2011
Hold those caps: The average web page is now almost 1MB
GigaOM post based on one of Strangeloop president Joshua Bixby’s tech predictions for 2012. Based on analysis of the HTTP Archive, Joshua found that the average web page grew 30% in 2011, from 716 KB to 965 KB. He extrapolates that in 2012, the average web page will surpass 1 MB in size.


December 22, 2011
Webpages showing sharp growth in girth
BBC News article about the sharp growth in page size, based on the GigaOM post above.


December 21, 2011
Canadian Expert Makes 2012 Predictions in Web Space
"Joshua Bixby, president of Vancouver's Strangeloop, has offered the world his 2012 web predictions."


December 20, 2011
Partnerships helping drive demand for Strangeloop's content transformation services
"Web content optimization is a small but growing field that's starting to make an impression with Web development professionals, and Strangeloop Networks has been busy enlisting the help of reseller partners to help spread the word and grow revenues."


December 19, 2011
A Bad Mobile Experience Will No Longer Be Tolerated
"In the past, we accepted certain limitations in mobile content and speed because it was the actual, real web on a mobile device! But as Strangeloop president Joshua Bixby notes in the following interview, that mode of thinking is on its way out."


December 14, 2011
You can't get away with a bad mobile experience anymore
"Joshua Bixby on mobile speed, cross-platform optimization and important KPIs."


December 1, 2011
Strangeloop Accelerates E-commerce at Wine.com
"Vancouver-based Strangeloop is bringing its Web content optimization solutions to the table in order to speed up e-commerce activities at Wine.com."


November 30, 2011
Enhancing The Mobile Experience Beyond Cyber Monday
"Joshua Bixby, President of Strangeloop, a mobile and web site optimization solution provider, shared key findings from company research and best practices for retailers eager to drive mobile purchases beyond the initial surge of Black Friday and Cyber Monday."


November 30, 2011
Wine.com Chooses Strangeloop To Accelerate Premiere e-Commerce Site
“When we researched front-end optimization vendors, Strangeloop was by far the leading contender,” said Geoffrey Smalling, CTO of Wine.com.



November 30, 2011
BC Business names top tech companies to work
"The overall winner – for the fourth straight year – was Vancouver's Strangeloop Networks."


November 30, 2011
2011 Best Companies: Fewer Than 100 Employees
"The overall winner – for the fourth straight year – is Strangeloop Networks Inc., a Vancouver-based firm owned and operated by twin brothers Jonathan and Joshua Bixby."


November 29, 2011
5 Conversion Tools for SEO and Beyond
"Google has made it clear that load times impact rankings. Unsurprisingly, site speed also affects conversion rates. According to site speed solutions provider Strangeloop, a one second delay in page load time decreases conversions by 7 percent."


November 28, 2011
[Case Study] Your Slow Shopping Cart Pages Are Killing Conversions. Here’s What You Can Do About It.
"You’ve just invested a gazillion dollars in getting your site ready for the holidays, but 1 out of 5 of your customers will abandon their shopping cart if your pages are too slow."


November 8, 2011
Strangeloop Nabs $10 Million From Canadian Angels To Give Your Web & Mobile Sites A Speed Boost
"According to Strangeloop CEO Jonathan Bixby, the startup’s new infusion of capital will be used to develop new products and features as well as to expand its global reach into Europe, Latin America, and Asia."


Fall 2011, pg 11
Six ways to make your website open for business
"Speed has a dramatic impact on the usability of a company website, says Joshua Bixby, president of Strangeloop, which provides web performance optimization solutions to global ecommerce websites and enterprise applications."


November 8, 2011
It's Understandable Why Verizon, Salesforce.com Invest in Urban Airship
"Strangeloop CEO Jonathan Bixby says the company experienced 200 percent growth quarter vs. quarter. The new money from investors will be used to expand business in Europe, Asia and Latin America, according to news reports."


November 8, 2011
Mobile Startup Funding: Strangeloop $10 Million; Urban Airship $15 Million
"Strangeloop, which started life as a company focused on speeding up the load time for web pages as viewed on PCs, has more recently moved into offering its product for mobile web pages as well."


November 8, 2011
Vancouver’s Avigilon goes public on TSX
"Also on Tuesday, Strangeloop Networks Inc., another Vancouver-based company that provides Web content optimization services, announced it had raised $10-million from a group of private investors."


October 11, 2011
If M-commerce is Going to Save the Holidays Retailers Need to Step Up Page Speed
"Strangeloop recently introduced such a product, Mobile Site Optimizer. Mobile Site Optimizer is currently in beta and will be available in Q4 of this year."


October 3, 2011
Amazon's Cloud Gives Its New Browser an Unfair Edge
"Though many sites offer a pared-down mobile version, one out of three people choose to view the full site anyway, says Joshua Bixby, president of Strangeloop, a company that optimizes websites."


September 29, 2011
Q&A: Strangeloop President Joshua Bixby Previews Mobile Site Optimizer
"Web content optimization solutions provider Strangeloop (www.strangeloopnetworks.com) recently released its Mobile Site Optimizer, which is the industry's first website acceleration solution designed from the ground up to meet the specific needs of mobile users."


September 29, 2011
Strangeloop introduces new website optimization for mobile users
"Mobile Site Optimizer (MSO) -- which is currently in beta and will be available in Q4 of this year -- is the latest in a series of industry firsts for Strangeloop."


September 22, 2011
Strangeloop Networks aims for faster m-commerce sites
"Strangeloop Networks says the Mobile Site Optimizer service it’s preparing to introduce can improve the performance of m-commerce sites on iOS, Android and Windows Mobile devices. That’s important, says Joshua Bixby, Strangeloop Networks president, because consumers expect mobile sites to load as quickly as desktop sites.


September 21, 2011
Strangeloop enables faster downloads for Apple, Android, Microsoft smartphones
"Mobile Site Optimizer reduces load times for Web sites by addressing time-consuming functions that are specific to mobile devices, particularly cellphones."


September 21, 2011
Strangeloop Intros Mobile Site Optimizer
"Strangeloop today is announcing a product designed to make websites on mobile devices move faster, and it has nothing to do with accelerating apps."


September 21, 2011
Strangeloop launches mobile web optimization
"Strangeloop, which offers web content optimization as a service or appliance, today announced a mobile version of its offering, dubbed Mobile Site Optimizer."


September 21, 2011
Strangeloop Networks tackles mobile load times [infographic]
"Today Vancouver-based Strangeloop Networks announced its latest product – Mobile Site Optimizer – the first website acceleration solution designed from the ground up to meet the specific needs of mobile users."


September 6, 2011
Strong brand journalism could cut bounce rate
"With more than 85 percent of mobile web users leaving sites after 5 seconds, strong performance and reliable content are critical to a site's success."


August 25, 2011
There's No One-Size-Fits-All Internet: Why Audience Should Determine Website Design
"Why it's important to design your website to suit your audience."


August 11, 2011
China’s Impetuous Internet Shoppers Pose a Challenge
"The report, released by Vancouver company Strangeloops Networks, reveals that it takes 16.2 seconds for the average website to load; that’s a far cry from the 2-second optimal load time cited by web usability experts."


August 9, 2011
Web content optimization rewrites HTML to improve application delivery
"Strangeloop is an easy first step. As an IT guy this is an easy way to get traction with the business side of our company because we can see the benefit right away. We see the return on their dollars invested, so it makes them more inclined to invest money on further optimization."



August 8, 2011
10 cloud management companies to watch
"Strangeloop Site Optimizer Service, software delivered via the cloud and providing scalable, on-demand optimization for cloud-based Web sites; also available as a hardware network device or virtual appliance."


August 3, 2011
Luxury Brands Online in China [INFOGRAPHIC]
"China is one of the world’s biggest consumers of luxury items. But how are those brands doing online in China? Not well, according to this report (pdf) by Strangeloop Networks. Apparently, luxury brand websites in China average 16.2 seconds load time; only one site made it in below the optimal two-second page load time."


August 3, 2011
Chinese consumers disappointed by luxury Web sites: study
"Luxury brands are doing their best to remain top-of-mind in the Asian markets, but Chinese consumers find that European and U.S. luxury Web sites are slow and confusing, according to a recent study from Strangeloop Networks."


ClickZ

July 29, 2011
How Your Website Loses 7% of Potential Conversions
"Download speed matters. A one-second delay could result in 7 percent fewer conversions, 11 percent fewer page views, or even a 16 percent decrease in customer satisfaction. Over the last 15 years, I've told that to clients and it's been confirmed by third-party research. So if speed affects business results, then why would you add a second to a page's load time?"


ZDNet

July 28, 2011
Google gets into the Content Delivery Network business
"Bixby added, Google's 'offering is geared to small sites with little to no complexity, which is very different from enterprise offerings in the market. The new Google product will break pages; enterprise web content optimization systems have many systems that ensure this does not happen.'"


Technology Review

July 28, 2011
Google's New Service to Speed Up Your Website
"According to Joshua Bixby, president of Strangeloop, a Web optimization company, the service is important, but probably insufficient for enterprise customers."


WebProNews

July 28, 2011
Google Page Speed Service Rewrites Your Pages
"According to Joshua Bixby, who blogs at Web Peformance Today and runs Strangeloop, a site acceleration solutions provider, you may want to think twice about such a tool if you’re running an enterprise level site."


SearchEnterpriseWAN

July 27, 2011
Web Application performance: Complex apps make problems for WAN pros
"Earlier this year Akamai also partnered with Strangeloop, a Web content optimization startup whose technology is similar to Aptimize, to deliver a combined CDN and optimization service. Akamai also announced a strategic alliance in May with Riverbed, which both companies say will lead to an integration of each vendor's software into the other's infrastructure."


July 12, 2011
Conquering the entire world will require speed
"Conquering the high-tech world–everywhere–is the goal of Joshua Bixby, 33, of Vancouver. Along with his twin brother Jonathan, he founded and runs Strangeloop Networks Inc, a company that makes Web pages run faster for large businesses in Canada, the United States, Europe and Brazil. It also works through partners in China and South Korea. Faster Web pages mean companies make more money–'people click more, stay longer, spend more money,' Mr. Bixby explains."


June 30, 2011
Are Third-Party Tools Secret Conversion Killers?
"Google has responded by saying that they're working hard on fixing the +1 button's performance problems. But that doesn't change the fact that there are a lot of people out there who have unwittingly inserted a chunk of code on their pages that could be dragging down their website's performance." - Joshua Bixby, Strangeloop President 


June 29, 2011
Two Months Later: Has Google's New Algorithm Cleaned Up Search Results? (pg. 10)
"Google announced changes to its search algorithm intended to weed out "shallow and low-quality content" - in other words, content farms, aggregators and other random web detritus that clutters up your search results... Now, about three months later, is it early enough to see how successful the changes have been?" - Joshua Bixby, Strangeloop President 


June 16, 2011
Google's HTTP Archive merges with Internet Archive
"In merging with the Internet Archive, the project has attracted several big name sponsors, including Google and Mozilla as well as New Relic and Strangeloop. New Relic offers an online service for measuring site performance, while Strangeloop provides a service for accelerating website load times."


June 14, 2011
Webmetrics + Strangeloop Identify Issues. Fix Issues. Make More $$.
"Thanks to our new partnership with Strangeloop, Neustar Webmetrics now gives you access to Web content optimization (WCO). In other words, besides testing your site, pinpointing problems and making recommendations, we also demonstrate your improved site performance using Strangeloop tools that make smart fixes and maximize performance."


June 14, 2011
SPDY takes a step beyond Google's Walls
"Strangeloop said SPDY cuts page-load times by at least half. With Web developers striving to shave every millisecond off that lag, that's a pretty substantial boast--at least for those on the Web using Chrome."


June 14, 2011
Strangeloop offers the first Google SPDY Web-site acceleration product
"The Strangeloop package does more than just add the SPDY protocol to your site. According to the company, it includes an “easy-to-implement solution to the complex challenges of WCO"... In other words, it sets up your Web page so that you can get the benefits of SPDY’s data request prioritization."


June 14, 2011
Strangeloop Makes the SPDY Protocol Practical
"Before Strangeloop came up with Strangeloop Site Optimiser, the SPDY protocol was only supported by Google Chrome versions 6.0 and up... the Strangeloop Site Optimiser addresses the problem by acting as a reverse proxy, thus allowing developers to incorporate SPDY without making any changes to the servers."


June 13, 2011
Google Wants to Make Internet Faster... Again
"Strangeloop has built SPDY into its flagship product Site Optimizer, software that sits in between a website and its users, and adjusts the site's code to make pages load more quickly. Strangeloop's customers will have the ability to turn the protocol on easily; in tests, the protocol has sped up websites by 10 to 20 percent."


June 13, 2011
Strangeloop offers first site acceleration product to deliver the benefits of Google SPDY protocol
"Strangeloop engineers embraced SPDY from the beginning and provided key data and feedback about their experience. They then integrated SPDY with their Site Optimizer product and moved rapidly from concept to code to product, demonstrating an impressive speed-up in their customers' site performance."


June 13, 2011
Welcome to a Faster Web: The first commercial deployment of SPDY, a protocol designed by Google to make websites faster, launches today.
"Website optimization company Strangeloop has built SPDY into its flagship product Site Optimizer, software that sits in between a website and its users, and adjusts the site's code to make pages load more quickly. Strangeloop's customers will have the ability to turn the protocol on easily; in tests, the protocol has sped up websites by 10 to 20 percent."



June 13, 2011
Google's fast Web protocol gains a little speed
"Support for Google's SPDY has been added to Strangeloop's Site Optimizer appliances as well as its Web acceleration service, making download times even faster than they are with Site Optimizer alone."


June 13, 2011
Add Google's Alternative to HTTP to Your Website with Strangeloop Site Optimizer
"Strangeloop acts a reverse proxy, enabling site owners to setup SPDY without making any changes to their servers."


June 13, 2011
HTTP-on-steroids busts out of Google: Strangeloop gets SPDY
"The Canadian company claims that it's the first outfit to offer a commercial product to let you use SPDY without changes to your website. "If you're running a browser that advertises SPDY, we can instantly transfer into a SPDY connection," Strangeloop president Joshua Bixby tells The Register. "We're seeing 10 to 20 per cent speed improvements for our existing customers." At the moment, Google Chrome is the only browser that uses SPDY on the front-end."


June 10, 2011
97% of Mobile Web Response Time Is On the Front-End
"Strangeloop president Joshua Bixby decided to take a look at Steve Souders' old claim that 80% of performance issues happen at the front-end. It turns out that for desktop browsers, that number is now at around 85%. But for mobile Web browsers, the number is more like 97%. He published the results here."


May 24, 2011
As Client-Server Style Apps Resurface Performance Metrics Must Include API
"I recently received an e-mail from Strangeloop Networks with a subject of: "The quest for the holy grail of Web speed: 2-second page load times." Being focused on optimizing the user-interface, they appropriately quoted usability expert Jakob Nielsen, but also included some interesting statistics."


 

May 5, 2011
Business Technology to Watch
"Maggie is joined by Joshua Bixby, the president of Strangeloop, to discuss the key to speed in web performance for CIO's. Find out different tools to help improve your websites speed by using the site Strangeloop."


April 22, 2011
The Trouble with Mobile Computing and the Web
"The folks at Strangeloop, a provider of website performance management tools, have published some “back of napkin” research that finds that Steve Souders’ basic theory, originally published in his “High Performance Web Sites” book in 2007, that states that “80 percent of performance issues happen on the front end” is still true. In fact, the folks at Strangeloop have noted that when it comes to mobile applications, the number is closer to 97 percent."


April 15, 2011
TechNewsWorld: Browser Wars: What is it good for?
"Browser development has traditionally followed the "waterfall" approach, with development teams spending months on planning, then writing the code, then sending the code to QA to get it as close to perfect as possible, Joshua Bixby, cofounder and president of Strangeloop, told TechNewsWorld."


April 6, 2011
Mashable: Why Websites Are Slow & Why Speed Really Matters [INFOGRAPHIC]
"Site optimization firm Strangeloop has provided us with a slew of graphically organized stats on just how long pages take to load, why they take as long as they do, and just how long the average Joe or Jane is willing to wait around for your site."


April 5, 2011
BCBusiness: B.C.'s 20 Most Innovative Companies in 2011
There’s been talk for about four years that Strangeloop Networks was on to something big, but it was hard to know if the idea would ever take hold. The company has created software that accelerates the load times of websites by organizing and prioritizing data delivery, though the mechanics of it are a bit of a mathematical mystery. “That’s their secret sauce,” one of our panellists quips. “That’s where all their patents are.”


 
March 11, 2011
Entrepreneur: Why Mobile-Friendly Websites Are Critical to Your Strategy
“What’s getting the mobile web more attention is executives checking out their competitors’ websites from their iPhones and finding out [those sites] work better on mobile than their own,” says Joshua Bixby, president of website optimization firm Strangeloop. “Then they force their IT departments to change direction and prioritize the mobile web.”


March 10, 2011
EContent: HTML5: Options and Opportunities
"It's not the standard that's interesting," adds Joshua Bixby, co-founder and president at Strangeloop Networks. "It's this idea of a new web application that is more dynamic, more integrated, more HTML-based than ever before."


March 10, 2011
Internet Retailer: Hotel booking provider Kiwi Collection accelerates its site load times
“We were incredibly impressed at how quickly Strangeloop improved the site’s performance,” says Jackie Reid, vice president of project services and program manager for the Visa Luxury Hotel Collection. For instance, the retailer cut the average load time across the world by more than half, from 13 seconds to 6 seconds.


March 10, 2011
Tech News World: Chrome 10: More About Speed Than Security
"Security is a difficult proposition for a browser," said Strangeloop President Joshua Bixby. "Calling attention to all of the potential evil that exists and making people paranoid about browser vulnerabilities does not help Google get ad clicks, Apple get downloads, or Microsoft get people to use their software in the cloud."



March 2, 2011
Strangeloop Partners with Exclusive Concepts to Speed up Websites for Yahoo! Merchants
“We know that website speed affects businesses of all sizes, not just huge players like Amazon and eBay. But the cost of investing in the neverending work of hands-on performance tuning is too prohibitive for ‘mortal companies’. Through Exclusive Concepts, we can help level the playing field for smaller businesses, and in the current economy, this is something we feel really good about,” said Strangeloop CEO Jonathan Bixby.




February 28, 2011
Search's Social Tie To Reputation And Rankings
"The change [to Google’s search ranking algorithm] levels the playing field, so those searching on the engine get access to better, more relevant content faster, rather than being bombarded by useless pages designed to con people into clicking on ads, according to Joshua Bixby, co-founder and president of Strangeloop."




February 25, 2011
Google’s latest search change highlights the importance of unique site contents
"This is excellent news for e-retailers. The quality of Google results has dramatically decreased as content farms have learned to game the system," says Joshua Bixby, co-founder and president of Strangeloop. 



February 25, 2011
Legit Sites Could Get Caught in Google's Content Farm Crosshairs
"The goal of this action was to target very specific companies that make a living gumming up the first page of search engine rankings and, most importantly, to score a big PR win," Joshua Bixby told TechNewsWorld. 




February 10, 2011
ChainStoreAge: AutoAnything selects Web acceleration solution to stay competitive
“We have been using the solution for over a year now and are thrilled with the results,”  said Parag Patel, chief technology officer, AutoAnything."




February 10, 2011
MuyComputerPro: Akamai se alía con Strangeloop para la optimización del contenido web
"Akamai y Strangeloop demuestran claramente que la optimización de contenido Web es el próximo paso en la evolución de la aceleración que nuestros clientes necesitan."


February 9, 2011
PRLog: Seven Group Becomes Strangeloop Reseller For Web Content Optimization
"We are solution providers looking at building long term strategic partnerships with our customers and Strangeloop fits nicely into our product offering," said Seven Group Managing Director of Sales Support Services David Dreger.


February 9, 2011
Media Caster: Online Photo Centers Get Speed Boost for Digital Media Delivery
“After implementing Site Optimizer, PNI says it saw page load times improve by up to 50% for each online photo center.”


February 2, 2011
CNBC: UBM TechWeb's Cloud Connect Tackles Five Key IT Issues
"The Conference features a Performance and Monitoring track led by Hooman Beheshti, VP of Products at Strangeloop Networks, which addresses issues around capacity, availability, new problems like application sprawl and server hoarding.”



February 1, 2011
Channel Tech Center: How Web Site Testing Opens IT Doors
“The best thing about the Strangeloop Web site performance testing service may be that it creates an opportunity to have a conversation about everything that went into the development of the customer’s Web site, ranging from the type of code used to the underlying infrastructure.”


January 31, 2011
Network World: W3C Defining New Metrics to Measure Web User Experience
“Strangeloop president Joshua Bixby told us that all these new measurements, which his company and others are implementing, are creating a tsunami of data that will sorely challenge those who must understand the wave of additional data and make it useful.”


Telexplainer

January 25, 2011
Telexplainer: Content Delivery Networks Transformed
"Both Level 3 and Strangeloop actively manage how Web content is delivered to an end user without that user being aware that anything other than a simple file transfer is going on."


January 20, 2011
Point Virgule: Akamai s'associe à Strangeloop pour optimiser les contenus web
"Complémentaires des services d’optimisation du Cloud d’Akamai, les solutions de Strangeloop permettent de transformer les contenus Web et d’adapter leur affichage en fonction de chaque navigateur."


January 19, 2011
ITWire: Your web pages might load faster, thanks to Akamai & Strangeloop
"Akamai Technologies - which claims to deliver up to 30 percent of all web traffic - has formed a partnership with Strangeloop under which Akamai's global cloud optimisation services will be combined with Strangeloop's web content optimisation (WCO) ‘allowing content providers to achieve even faster Web page rendering times."


January 18, 2011
Internet Retailer: Akamai Partners With Strangeloop for Web Content Optimization
“Browser-specific content transformation and rendering complements Akamai's global cloud optimization services.”


January 18, 2011
Tech Vibes: Vancouver's Strangeloop inks partnerships with Akamai and Level 3
“Akamai and Level 3 are serious competitors and they must have both felt the need to partner with Strangeloop Networks in order to include Site Optimizer technology in their offerings.”


tier1research

January 18, 2011
Tier1Research: Strangeloop partners with Level 3, Akamai for site optimization services
“We've been recommending that CDNs look at partnering with companies like Strangeloop for some time now.”


Cloud News Daily

January 18, 2011
Cloud News Daily: Akamai Partners With Strangeloop for Web Content Optimization
“Akamai provides the ideal architecture for content providers looking to leverage Strangeloop, as our massive cloud network affords us to be in close proximity to the origin as well as to the world’s Internet users.”


January 18, 2011
BostInnovation: Akamai Partners with Strangeloop to Optimize Your Websites
“Strangeloop’s Site Optimizer was only launched in 2010 and has already proven itself as a powerful web accelerator.”



January 18, 2011
Telecom Ramblings: Level 3 Takes Strangeloop For a Ride
“Leveraging third party technology like Strangeloop’s in order to expand Level 3’s addressable market makes sense.”


RCR Wireless

January 3, 2011
RCR Wireless: Reader Forum: 2011 Web performance predictions for the mobile industry
"Companies will generate at least 15% of Web sales via their social presence and mobile applications."


December 28, 2010
PCWorld: New Year's Tech Resolutions for Small Businesses
"Here are nine resolutions for the small business operator to think about for 2011."


December 17, 2010
MediaPost: All I Want For Christmas Is A Faster Mobile Experience
"According to industry benchmarks, mobile sites are slower, not faster, than they were last year."


1to1 Media

December 14, 2010
1to1 Media: How Fast is Fast Enough to Keep Customers' Attention Online?
"The quest for the holy grail of Web speed: 2-second page load times."




December 1, 2010

TechVibes: BCBusiness ranks the province's best companies to work for
"BCBusiness released their rankings yesterday about which companies are the best to work for in the province."