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Keynote System’s data reveals the winners and losers from the online web ‘war’

Keynote Systems, The Internet Performance Authority®, has been measuring the performance of the UK’s online news sites throughout the current conflict in Iraq, and as troops declare Tikrit safe, they can now publicly declare the winners.

Storming ahead into the lead, BBC News Online, with a download speed of only 0.36 seconds has beaten its closest rival, The Independent, by a full two thirds of a second (1.02 secs). However, The Indy maintains a full second’s lead over its closest print rival The Daily Telegraph.

At the other end of the scale its clear that some news groups failed to prepare as well as their smaller rivals. Associated Newspapers’ Evening Standard and Daily Mail were forced into last and second to last place respectively, with download speeds averaging a frustrating 15.90 seconds for The Daily Mail. Strangely, one of the world’s largest...

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