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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 >>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.
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.
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.
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.