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BlackBerry Outage Hits Europe, Middle East, Africa

BlackBerry customers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa were without email, Messenger and Internet services Monday morning, following an outage at one of Research In Motion’s data centers in the United Kingdom.

The disruption, which occurred at about 6 am ET, was still affecting users nearly three hours later, with no time given for a resolution.

“We are working to resolve an issue currently impacting some BlackBerry subscribers in Europe, Middle East and Africa,” Research In Motion said in a statement. “We’re investigating, and we apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused while this is resolved.”

Another tough break for RIM, which endured a service disruption in Canada last month, and at least two fairly major outages in the U.K. and U.S. last year.

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work