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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 >>

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AWS Problems Have Ripple Effects

By Todd Bishop, GeekWire

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.

PC Maker NZXT Raises $103.5 Million to Fill Chip Shortage

By Harrison Weber

City of Industry-based NZXT, a supplier of PC components, just raised $103.5 million to keep up with gamer demand, and despite its massive recall of products earlier this year.

Halogen Ventures’ Jesse Draper on How to Handle Rejection as an Entrepreneur

As the founding partner of Halogen Ventures, Jesse Draper and her team are betting big on early-stage, female-founded companies with billion-dollar potential. In this episode of the Behind Her Empire podcast, Draper discusses how she deals with rejection as a VC and how women can overcome imposter syndrome.

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