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.

Monica Link

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Editor-in-Chief for New York City Wired - Monica Link is a New York City-based technology / fashion writer and entrepreneur. Monica has interviewed CEO's, rising tech entrepreneurs and celebrities. Her work is followed by readers in more than 10 countries. Monica's notable interviews incliude celebrity trainer Gunner Peterson, New York Times bestsellers David Bach and Josh Linkner. As a passionate lover of the arts, Monica has performed, written and produced in live theater. She also writes about gallery exhibits, literature and fashion including New York Fashion Week. Follow her on Twitter @Memymonicalink