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No, You Weren’t Alone: Apple’s iCloud Stumbled at Launch

If you tried using Apple’s new iCloud service in the last two days and couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t working, you weren’t alone: The service has gone through a series of opening day(s) hiccups.

Apple has helpfully documented them in a new status page, which you may want to bookmark. By Apple’s count, the service has had five foul-ups big enough to warrant an advisory since the system launched October 12.

The good news: Apple says iCloud has been okay as of 5:37 am ET today.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald