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Amazon Suffers Extended Downtime on Thursday

AmazonThe homepage of Amazon.com was down Thursday afternoon for a short period. The homepage was inaccessible around 3 p.m. ET, and possibly before but appeared to be back in operation well within that hour. Direct links to product pages seemed to be working during the outage. The only thing visitors saw on the homepage during the incident was this message: “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable” Amazon’s large hosting business, Amazon Web Services, reported normal operations throughout. The problem appear limited to the retail site’s homepage. The problem in accessing the site was widely noticed in social media. Amazon officials were not immediately available for comment.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.