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Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 at 05:08 PM PST

Typo Caused Amazon's Big Cloud-Computing Outage

Typo Caused Amazon's Big Cloud-Computing Outage

Amazon says an incorrectly typed command during a routine debugging of its billing system caused the five-hour outage of some Amazon Web Services servers on Tuesday.

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 at 09:34 AM PST

Bitcoin Value Surpasses Gold for First Time

Bitcoin Value Surpasses Gold for First Time

Bitcoin hit a major milestone on Thursday, surpassing the price of an ounce of gold for the first time in the digital currency's history, NBC News reported. Some investors are now saying this development...

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 at 06:00 AM PST

Catholic High School Scores $24M With Snap Investment

Catholic High School Scores $24M With Snap Investment

A California high school that counts itself among Snap Inc.'s first investors won big on Thursday after a booming initial public offering and first-day trading. The company behind the popular messaging app...

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 at 05:33 AM PST

Facebook Beefs Up Suicide Prevention Focused on Live Video

Facebook Beefs Up Suicide Prevention Focused on Live Video

Facebook is beefing up its suicide prevention tools, including new options for people to report if someone might harm themselves while broadcasting on Facebook Live. Facebook said Wednesday that it's in a...

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 at 06:54 PM PST

Uber CEO Caught on Video Arguing Over Fares With Driver

Uber CEO Caught on Video Arguing Over Fares With Driver

Uber's CEO says he needs leadership help after a video has emerged of him arguing heatedly with a driver about fares. In the latest embarrassment to beset the ride-hailing company, CEO Travis Kalanick is...

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 02:25 PM PST

YouTube Announces Cable-Free TV Subscription Service

YouTube Announces Cable-Free TV Subscription Service

YouTube is giving viewers a way to tune in live to their favorite shows, without a cable or satellite subscription, CNBC.com reported. The company announced a live and on-demand streaming TV service called...

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 04:51 PM PST

Amazon Cloud Storage Failure Causes Widespread Disruption

Amazon Cloud Storage Failure Causes Widespread Disruption

Usually people don't notice the "cloud" — unless, that is, it turns into a massive storm. Which was the case Tuesday when Amazon's huge cloud-computing service suffered a major outage. Amazon Web Services,...

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 03:52 AM PST

SpaceX to Send 2 Citizens to Moon in 2018: Elon Musk

SpaceX to Send 2 Citizens to Moon in 2018: Elon Musk

Elon Musk announced Monday that his private space transportation company SpaceX will send two private citizens to the moon in late 2018. "We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two...

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 02:47 PM PST

Samsung Delays Its New Phone, Showcases Tablets Instead

Samsung Delays Its New Phone, Showcases Tablets Instead

Samsung's product showcase Sunday is notable for what's missing: a new flagship phone. Instead, Samsung is spotlighting new Android and Windows tablets after delaying the Galaxy S8 smartphone — an indirect...

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 01:25 PM PST

Facebook Users Report Account Outages, Technical Errors

Facebook Users Report Account Outages, Technical Errors

Some Facebook users are getting logged out of their accounts Friday afternoon due to a technical issue, according to reports being sent on Down Detector. The reports started just after 1 p.m. EST. Users are...

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