"As Steve Jobs took to the stage yesterday to launch iTunes
Europe, the whole concept temporarily failed. The company website,
the machine that turns music into money, was pushed off the
Internet by a denial-of-service attack.
"It wasn't alone: Microsoft, Google and Yahoo were all hit.
Exactly what happened is still foggy, but it looks as if
Akamai--the company that handles the DNS translation of those Web
site names to their numeric Internet addresses--was the focus of
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