Amazon Web Services Outage Crashes East Coast, Nationwide Websites

Amazon Web Services, the cloud services division of internet retail giant Amazon, suffered an outage Tuesday that affected its customer websites causing technical issues and sites to crash around the country. The S3 cloud storage problem caused high error rates on websites using the service, the company said in a statement released on Twitter. Stock prices for Amazon on Tuesday morning Amazon stock was $951.45 per share and saw a slight decline to $845.11 in the last hour of trading just before the closing bell.

Amazon has been boosting its business in New York City by offering free space for startups, Amazon Loft, in lower Manhattan through its Amazon Web Services brand and with the opening of a new store in the spring of 2017.

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