Xbox LIVE Down, Microsoft Aware of the Issue

[UPDATE] Xbox LIVE is back up, though Microsoft has not yet commented on the outage. [ORIGINAL] It’s not just you – Xbox LIVE is down. If you’ve called off work to nurse your Labor Day hangover and were hoping to…

Twitter Down: Social Media Site Experiences Worst Crash in 8 Months

Twitter goes down, minds are promptly lost. When the micro-blogging site experienced an hour-long outage this afternoon, I’m sure it caused much fist-shaking and hair-pulling. Outside of a 60 minute outage back in October of 2011, the site has remained…

Amazon Web Services Outage Brings Down Websites

Last Thursday night a power outage in a Northern Virginia data center caused some websites running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud technology to go down. The issue was resolved within a few hours, and Amazon was quick to provide…

Breaking: Verizon Responds to Data Outage

This morning we reported on a massive outage that was plaguing Verizon’s data network nationwide. Reports were flying on Twitter and on Verizon’s support forum that customers were getting no data connection on their Verizon Wireless phones. Most reports seemed…

Nationwide Data Outage Plagues Verizon Customers

Sometime in the middle of the night Verizon’s data network seems to have crashed. The first report hit Verizon’s support forum from San Francisco around midnight, Pacific time. Since then the thread has come alive with reports from all over…

Did the BlackBerry Outage Save Lives?

Last week BlackBerry users from across the globe experienced outages with their service. Some of the reported problems included: accessing the web, using BlackBerry messenger, roaming in Europe, and even accessing their email. It was later found out that a…

PlayStation Network “Customer Appreciation Program” Detailed

We’ve known that some sort of apology schwag pack has been in the pipeline since the early days of the PlayStation Network outage. As the downtime stretched to nearly one month, many were wondering how Sony was going to make…