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Submitted by kdawson
kdawson (3715) writes "Software developer and blogger Ben Strong did a little exploring to find out how Google achieves its admirably fast load times. What he discovered is that Google, and to a much greater extent Microsoft, are cheating on the 'slow-start' requirement of RFC-3390. His research indicates that discussion of this practice on the Net is at an early, and somewhat theoretical, stage.Strong concludes with this question: 'What should I do in my app (and what should you do in yours)? Join the arms race or sit on the sidelines and let Google have all the page-load glory?'"
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Google, Microsoft Cheat on Slow-Start. Should You?

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  • This doesn't have anything to do with network neutrality, they are just optimizing. That's a pretty weird thing to toss into an article like this.

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