Amazon.com experiences its first major outage in 2 years

06/29/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

Technical difficulties kept some Amazon.com shoppers from completing orders for several hours Tuesday, in the first major outage reported by the retail site since June 2008. The glitch, which appeared to be fixed by the evening, also affected Amazon's digital-media sales and third-party sellers marketplace, but apparently had no effect on the company's Web-services business, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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