04/22/2011, PSN Down - the PlayStation Network has been down since Wednesday, and according to the latest reports it doesn't look like it will be...
04/21/2011, Sony has reported that the PlayStation Network has been down for quite some time already – in fact, since yesterday evening, and it might take at least a day or two before the service is up and running away, having stashed the beached fail whale back to the open sea. By that, we mean to have it work just fine without any more problems. There were problems concerning the network […]
12/29/2010, Skype did promise to work on a post mortem on their recent worldwide outage, and they made good on it. Apparently, the whole fiasco happened simply because of a bug in a slightly outdated Windows version of Skype. It seemed that after several servers handling offline text chat were overloaded, these older clients – comprising of one fifth of all the users, were unable to handle the delays and crashed, […]
12/17/2010, Facebook has become a large part of the Internet and it was probably disturbing to many folks that the site seemed to go down for a brief period a short while ago. The social networking site is already back online and the company has released a statement confirming the outage. The statement mentioned that some internal prototypes were made public to some folks externally and as a result the site […]
10/15/2010, Recently several high-profile sites have suffered outages, notably Foursquare. Now Yahoo has unfortunately added itself to the list by going down temporarily, though it’s already back up. The search company has since issued a statement confirming the issue and claims that it has identified the issue and is looking to correct it immediately. A spokesperson for Yahoo did not say how widespread the outage was and how long it lasted, […]
10/04/2010, Foursquare addicts will probably already know about this, but the geolocation/social check-in service was down for a good nine hours, which undoubtedly caused much stress to its active community. Apparently the downtime was due to the servers being overloaded, and the full engineering team had been called to work on the servers, vowing #NoSleepTillUptime. The good news is that the service is back online, so you can breathe a sigh […]
07/26/2010, Reports are in that Verizon subscribers living in Manhattan might be experiencing some landline issues due to recent damage on a Verizon digital cross connect box thanks to thunderstorms in the area. The funny thing is that while the Verizon Wireless service has not been affected by the outage, AT&T, who is Verizon Wireless’ biggest competitor which also uses Verizon’s landline network to connect some of its cell sites in […]
04/29/2010, Cloud services are really useful, but there is always the niggling worry that there might be an outage at the company that is hosting all your information. Google has been through outages before, notably with its Gmail service, and now reports are in that a significant number of users seem to be unable to access their Google Calendar, being presented with a “server error” page instead of the schedule of […]
03/03/2010, Looks like Verizon Wireless is the latest mobile carrier to suffer from an outage – this time with their slew of BlackBerry devices, and it is a rather huge issue since this outage is of seemingly nationwide proportions, although there are still folks in various pockets of civilization Stateside that can still retrieve and send their email over BlackBerry. Verizon does not know when the situation will be corrected, so […]
12/23/2009, Here’s something that you might not have expected. According to a statement issued by RIM, it seems that the recent BlackBerry outages might be caused by the recent versions of BlackBerry Messenger. Versions 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 of BlackBerry Messenger seem to have caused an unanticipated database issue within the BlackBerry infrastructure. With that in mind, RIM has come up with BlackBerry Messenger 22.214.171.124 and is encouraging folks who downloaded or […]
12/14/2009, In light of the recent spat between Verizon and AT&T, this latest outage by Verizon might seem a tad ironic. Verizon subscribers over in Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, and California have been reported network issues, and there is speculation that this might be related to the merger with Alltel’s network. Apparently there is a 6-hour estimate for everything to be smooth sailing again, which is an insanely long amount of time, […]
12/12/2009, Folks who are on AT&T’s network in San Francisco will almost certainly have noticed the recent network problems. From about 2pm Pacific time, customers have started complaining of the lack of Internet connectivity. Aside from that, Visual voicemail also seems to be unavailable. A spokesperson for AT&T has stated: “We are seeing a hardware issue in downtown San Francisco that is causing some degradation in service. GSM and Edge voice […]
11/16/2009, But not out – at least that’s what we hope. The essential BlackBerry Internet Service, also known as BIS, is not working for a whole lot of people globally. This has been happening for a few hours already, and there is still no official announcement on why this outage has happened. We could even be looking at up to 80% of users being affected here. Do leave a comment if […]
11/03/2009, T-Mobile USA user would most probably be frustrated that the company’s voice and data services are currently down from coast to coast. Apparently, they are scrambling all the available tech ninjas that they have in order to have the services up and running like normal. Time to change, perhaps?