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A lot of websites are down

Akamai, a cloud-services company, said in a statement that it is investigating an emerging issue with the Edge DNS service.
A lot of websites are down
Markets

Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan will freeze software updates around the US election to minimise service outages, report says

Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan have ordered halts to software updates around next week’s election to avoid service outages for customers, the Information reported. The precautionary step is common during periods of heightened market volatility. This year’s election is expected to be particularly turbulent. JPMorgan executed code freezes during the 2016 […]
Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan will freeze software updates around the US election to minimise service outages, report says
Tech

Instagram and Facebook were down for some users in North America and Europe

Instagram and Facebook were down for tens of thousands of users in North America and Europe on Thursday. Outage tracker Down Detector showed reports of issues with Instagram in Southern California and the Northeast in the US, as well as parts of Western Europe. Facebook, which owns Instagram, also showed […]
Instagram and Facebook were down for some users in North America and Europe
Tech

Robinhood was hit with trading issues on Thursday

Robinhood, the free stock-trading platform, experienced trading issues Thursday. The company said it was investigating problems with trading stocks, cryptocurrencies, and options contracts, as well as bank transfers. Within an hour, the problems were resolved. “This morning, customers may have experienced issues with some of our services. We’ve resolved the […]
Robinhood was hit with trading issues on Thursday
Tech

Cows were causing mysterious Google outages, according to a funny story shared by the company’s data centre engineering mastermind Urs Hölzle

Google’s team was recently baffled by a series of frequent short outages on a segment of Google’s powerful network in Oregon, according to a funny story tweeted by Urs Hölzle. Hölzle is Google’s eighth employee, the data centre and infrastructure genius who is largely responsible for Google’s bulletproof network and […]
Cows were causing mysterious Google outages, according to a funny story shared by the company’s data centre engineering mastermind Urs Hölzle
Tech

Snapchat is down, and the company says it’s working on a fix

Snapchat is currently down for tens of thousands globally. Snapchat confirmed Monday morning that users are experiencing issues with sending photos and chats to users. The company says it’s working on a fix. We're aware Snapchatters are having trouble sending Chats and Snaps. We are looking into it and working […]
Snapchat is down, and the company says it’s working on a fix
Tech

Instagram and Snapchat both went down for thousands of people

Instagram and Snapchat both went down for thousands of users around the world on Monday. Snapchat wrote on Twitter that the problem was fixed, as of 6:26pm ET. As of 7:39pm ET, Instagram says that it’s investigating the problem. According to Down Detector, outages on both apps were reported both […]
Instagram and Snapchat both went down for thousands of people
Tech

Twitter went down on Thursday

Twitter experienced an outage on Thursday. Service seems to be resuming to normal. The outage seemed to affect the northeastern US, California, Japan, and the UK most heavily. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Twitter suffered an outage on Thursday, according to the social network and data and comments […]
Twitter went down on Thursday
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