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2015 in Review

Apica experienced a substantial growth period in 2015. As the online industry moved toward a wider embrace of cloud services and server-hosted applications, Apica improved the company’s already impressive toolset to equip clients with technology that addresses both increasing data demands and evolution in the consumption of online content. It’s essential for the modern online […] Continue reading

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Keeping Tabs on Tag Management to Improve Web Performance

Are you keeping up with tag management? If not, your site could be suffering. Hey, So What’s a Tag Anyway?   Tags are compact chunks of code that can improve both user experience and your ability to capture information and analytics from your site. A common example that many businesses use is Google’s analytic code. […] Continue reading

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How Big Business Cashes in on Website Performance

Our last post ranked some of the highest-traffic websites in the world by homepage loading speed. This time around, we’re going to show you how loading times actually affect revenue. It comes as no surprise that mega-corporations, like Facebook, Google, and Amazon, are sensitive about their site loading times. When you have a userbase of […] Continue reading

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Web performance strong on Cyber Monday, busiest online shopping day of 2012

Retailers might have started offering online holiday discounts earlier than in years past, but that didn’t seem to have much effect on retail activity or sales this Cyber Monday. According to IBM, Internet sales rose 30.3 percent yesterday, making it the biggest online shopping day ever. Online traffic for the day has not yet been […] Continue reading

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Record Black Friday online spending no match for retail website performance

Thanksgiving weekend: the truest test of website preparation and performance an online retailer can expect to encounter. It is the culmination of months of strategizing and testing, of not only determining the most jaw-dropping deals, but of ensuring one’s web infrastructure is strong enough to withstand the barrage of shoppers lined up behind their monitors, […] Continue reading

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5 reasons your website might slow down this holiday season (or anytime)

The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts that this year’s holiday sales will increase 4.1 percent to $586.1 billion. But here’s a wrinkle in the data that nobody really records: The companies that are making money are those that have fast, responsive websites. Companies with slow websites won’t be cashing in this season. In fact, a […] Continue reading

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The impact of the election on Twitter's web performance

The Twitter Election. That’s what everyone’s been calling it. Twitter has ushered in a whole new era of politics. The 2012 presidential race is the first in which voters could interact directly with the candidates (if not, their spokespeople); the first in which candidate triumphs and blunders were relived and exploited repeatedly in the days […] Continue reading

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Which candidate is leading the race? The web performance race, that is.

If presidential elections were based on web performance, we’d likely be inaugurating a new president in a few months. With just over one month until the culmination of the 2012 presidential race, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the websites of both candidates and political parties to see which is […] Continue reading

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Presidential debate sets Twitter record, slows performance

While President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney were dueling it out over the hot-button campaign issues last night, little did they know the debate was becoming the most-tweeted about political event in U.S. history, topping the tweet-per-minute records set by the Republican and Democratic National Conventions just a month ago. In fact, in […] Continue reading

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Web performance of music streaming sites

For our latest web performance benchmark we decided to take a look at some popular music streaming sites. There are obviously dozens of websites and applications that allow you to listen to your favorite tunes at anytime and from anywhere so we decided to hone in specifically on those sites that are browser-based. This qualification […] Continue reading

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