Jason Del Rey

Recent Posts by Jason Del Rey

LivingSocial Suffers Web and App Outage

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 3.37.22 PM

LivingSocial.com and LivingSocial’s iPhone app are both down right now.

A visit to its website returns a message that reads, “LivingSocial is temporarily down for scheduled maintenance,” but it would be a really strange move to intentionally make the site inaccessible during the middle of the afternoon on both coasts.

An attempt at logging into its iPhone app also returned an error message.

“We are aware of the technical issue with our website and are working to resolve it,” a LivingSocial spokeswoman wrote in an email. “Apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back soon.”

The company’s portal for merchants has also been affected, according to a source.

The website has been down for at least 50 minutes an hour, according to the time stamp on a customer complaint on Twitter.

On the bright side, the company has a pretty awesome “under maintenance” page starring monsters at work.


Latest Video

View all videos »

Search »

I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik