Alexa has literally lost her voice as users report outages and unresponsiveness

Amazon’s Alexa smart assistant seems to be down this morning. We’ve been hearing reports over the last hour of either delayed responses or just total loss of connection. While Amazon doesn

After three days, Skype’s outage is resolved

After three days of connectivity issues that prevented some Skype users from being able to log in, make calls or send and receive messages, the company says it has now fully resolved the problem. What

Crunch Report | Uber Adds Tipping

Netflix launches a "choose your own adventure" style cartoon for children, Uber adds tipping as the first change in its "180 days of change" campaign, Skype outage causes connectivity issues and Boom

Skype outage causing connectivity issues, company says it’s a “global incident”

Microsoft’s recently updated communications app Skype has been suffering connectivity issues which began on Monday, June 19th, and are continuing today. After hours of downtime on Monday, the co

Crunch Report | Sprig Is Shutting Down

Sprig is shutting down, Sergey Brin is building a giant airship, Nielsen's latest data show a ton of people still watch content on TV and bitcoin experiences an outage from all the bitcoin ups and dow

Some Starbucks are suffering from a payment outage and giving out free coffee

This morning the TechCrunch staff woke up at our Disrupt NY hotel to find out that the Starbucks in the lobby couldn't accept any payments -- meaning they couldn't give us coffee. A quick Twitter chec

Facebook is down in Asia-Pacific and parts of North America, too (Update: It’s back)

Update: Facebook is back for many users. 

Instapaper says it’s now fully restored after last week’s outage

Instapaper says today it has fully recovered from its extended outage, which caused the service to be down for over a day last week, then saw it return in a limited capacity. The popular bookmarking s

Comcast says technical issue caused NBC to disappear from its program guide, is being fixed

A number of Comcast users noticed this morning that the channel NBC has disappeared from the programming guide on their TV – an odd and unfortunately timed glitch on Election Day here in the U

ESPN’s fantasy football site isn’t working on the most important day of the season

Update: Service has been restored and ESPN provided us with the following statement: “ESPN Fantasy is restored and we will continue to monitor. We identified a backend data access issue and resolved

Comcast business phone service is down and small businesses are freaking out

Comcast’s business phone service seems to be having a huge nationwide outage. While the company acknowledged that some customers may be experiencing problems with phone service, the issue seem

Five days of Etsy payment processing outages have merchants flipping

***Update to this post can be found here. Those hoping to snag some handmade July 4th cookies and home-made vegan sunblock might have woken up to an empty stomach and sunburn after a serious payment p

YouTube’s 15-minute outage attributed to routine engineering push

A routine engineering push was the source of a 15-minute global YouTube outage this morning, not a hack or DDOS attack. The issue has since been resolved, but was surprising given how reliable the Go

Sling TV’s Web-Based Streaming Service Experienced Third Major Outage On Monday

The transition from traditional cable and satellite TV service to online streaming is not without its issues, as Dish's Sling TV subscribers can attest to. The web-based streaming platform experienced

Twitter’s Engineers Currently Fixing Widespread Sign-In Issue [Update: Fixed]

If you have had trouble using Twitter or third-party apps over the past couple of hours, fear not—the microblogging service is on it.

PlayStation Network Suffers DDOS Attack, Hackers Claim To Have Grounded SOE President’s Plane

PlayStation Network is currently experiencing mass outages for North American users, and the reason behind the downtime is a DDOS attack for which hacker group Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility.

HBO Go Still Recovering From Outage During Game Of Thrones Premiere

HBO Go crashed during the Game of Thrones' season premiere due to "overwhelming demand," potentially affecting millions of viewers. The service <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/HBOGO/statu

Web-Based Access To Dropbox Files Is Back For 99% Of Users, But Service Interruption Nears 48 Hours

Many Dropbox users are still facing a partial outage that has been going on for nearly 48 hours at this point, and Dropbox is still scrambling to restore all services to everyone. The Dropbox site and

LinkedIn Outage Due To Possible DNS Hijacking [Update: Fidelity.com Also Affected]

LinkedIn confirmed via Twitter that its site suffered an outage due to "a DNS issue."

Dropbox Currently Experiencing Widespread Service Outage

Dropbox is undergoing a pretty widespread service outage, according to our own tests and multiple reports from around the world on Twitter. It's been down for around 3o minutes as of this writing, and
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