An outage at Amazon Web Services today caused problems for popular websites like Disney, Smartsheet, Canva and other internet services — including some used here at dot.LA. The problem, which got close to a resolution by early afternoon, even caused some Amazon deliveries to stall. Read more >>Here's what else we're reading in the news:
- ChowNow, an L.A.-based food ordering app, has added a feature that lets users see how their order impacts local restaurants.
- Thousand Oaks-based biotech Capsidia Biotherapeutics has named Peter Anastasiou as its new CEO.
- Caltech is suing Samsung over Wi-Fi patent infringement claims used in a similar, previously successful lawsuit against Apple.
- Disney, which owns Hulu, is scrapping the title “FX on Hulu.”
- Tech entrepreneur and MasterClass founder David Rogier bought a $6 million Beverly Hills home previously owned by Hilary Tisch.
- Glendale-based healthcare platform Reveleer raised $65 million to expand its platform capabilities.
AWS Problems Have Ripple Effects
On Amazon, the problem has manifested in a variety of ways, making it difficult for some users to purchase items, call up their order history, and even log into Amazon’s special website for COVID-19 test results. As of 2:30 p.m., Pacific Time, technicians said they seeing "significant recovery in the US-EAST-1 Region" but the company had not yet "have an ETA for full recovery at this time."
This story originally appeared on GeekWire.
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