Akamai has confirmed reports that cofounder Daniel C. Lewin died on one of the jets that was hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center yesterday. Akamai provides world-wide server capacity and bandwidth for distributing streaming content, advertising, and other related data. Apple owns a 5% stake in the company. From Akamai:
With great sadness, Akamai Technologies, Inc. today announced the passing of Daniel C. Lewin, cofounder, chief technology officer and board member of the Company. American Airlines confirmed that he was on board the Boston to Los Angeles flight that crashed in New York City today. Danny was 31 years old and is survived by his wife and two sons.
George H. Conrades, chairman and chief executive officer of Akamai said, "Danny was a wonderful human being. He will be deeply missed by his many friends at Akamai. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dannyis family, friends and colleagues during this time of national tragedy and personal loss."
We offer our thoughts to Mr. Lewinis family and his friends and employees at Akamai.