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Akamai chief perishes on American Airlines flight 11...

Akamai chief perishes on American Airlines flight 11...

It has emerged that Danny Lewin, founder and CTO of web caching technology company Akamai, died on American Airlines flight 11, the first to crash into the World Trade Center yesterday. Lewin held undergraduate computer engineering degrees from Technion University in Israel, and was studying for a PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the prestigious university that produced the technologists and business people who started Akamai. Before Akamai, Lewin worked for IBM's research laboratory in Haifa, Israel. He was 31, and leaves a wife and two children.