Jason Del Rey

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Amazon.com Suffers Web Outage

Amazon.com went down for at least 30 minutes on Monday afternoon. The site was back up by around 3:35 pm ET. Other sites owned by Amazon, such as Soap.com and Zappos.com, seemed to be unaffected. And Netflix, which runs on Amazon Web Services, also seemed to be running smoothly during that time. Amazon spokespeople haven’t yet responded to phone calls and email messages seeking more information.


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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