HBO's 'Thrones' tops its own viewer record; Pokemon Go won't bring down Akamai's CDN

More online video news from across the web:

> HBO series Game of Thrones topped its average viewers by 5 million this season, recording an average of 25.1 million viewers per episode across its viewing platforms. Release

> Onlooker Live has released its mobile video app, which it says will allow celebrities and sports stars to engage directly with their fans, without being in the same room. Release

> Facebook is piloting a program in India to make its videos available to view offline, in a move to work around internet connectivity issues there. Bloomberg Technology article

> Final bids for Yahoo were due Monday, and the search engine giant's core internet business could fetch $6 billion according to Wall Street analysts. New York Times article

And finally … Don't worry about Pokemon Go impacting Akamai's CDN or even wireless networks: the game is built on Google App Engine's PaaS, which provides a mobile backend, and uses Unity to create the online game world -- so Akamai's service isn't in play. It's also using less than 1 percent of Verizon's wireless bandwidth. Streaming Media blog post

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