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App integration startup Zapier has launched a new API status dashboard, a tool that can help developers and companies identify downtime for about 200 APIs.
Tons of Netflix subscribers are apparently unable to escape the boredom of hanging out with their family members by streaming movies during Christmas eve.
When your servers go down, so might your productivity, sales, and — oh yeah — your cash.
Traffic is generally a good thing for websites. But perhaps Pinterest, which has been called the third most popular social network after Facebook and Twitter, has enough.
Even when a service is up 99.5 percent of the time — which might sound pretty good to non-developers — it’s down almost 44 hours in a year.
Microsoft has chosen to “nurture” the talents of a 14-year-old boy who attempted to hack into the company’s online gaming network, Xbox Live, rather than slap the kid with lawsuits. The lawsuit approach to hackers is presumed to have led to Sony’s online game network being crippled for nearly a month.
Sony brought its online gaming network, the PlayStation Network (PSN), offline today — though this time it was just for some scheduled maintenance. But the downtime was a frustrating reminder for many PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable owners, as well as developers, over how the company handled the PSN’s downtime.
Many popular applications use the application programming interfaces (APIs) of other services, from your favorite Twitter client to Facebook apps. So downtime on the most popular APIs has a serious knock-on effect on other services and (up)time is money.
Condé Nast-owned Reddit, a news aggregator site, announced today that it is finally hiring some new minions to keep the site up and running after a large number of complaints about the site constantly going down.
Tumblr, the fast-growing, well-funded startup which offers a simple blogging service, stumbled rather badly this weekend. Its site went down for what appears to be almost 24 hours and took its users’ blogs down with it.
Facebook posted a note yesterday evening explaining the site’s downtime earlier that day — a 2.5 hour period that the company described as “the worst outage in over four years.”
Update: Facebook says (via Twitter) that all of the issues have been resolved.
A Wells Fargo customer tipped us off this morning that his personal bank account at WellsFargo.com has been unreachable since Thursday night. Many Twitter users are making the same claim. Search #wellsfargo to see the history of complaints.