Outage

  • Twitter goes down again, blames 'unexpected complications' 12-03-2014 06:53 AM

    San Francisco: Twitter crashed on Tuesday for the second time in nine days when a software glitch stalled the popular messaging service for about one hour. The company apologised to its 250 million users in a status blog, saying it had encountered "unexpected complications" during "a planned deploy in one...
  • Twitter goes down temporarily; service restored after a brief outage 12-03-2014 12:16 AM

    New Delhi: Twitter, in what seemed to be a worldwide outage, was down for about one hour for an unknown number of users on Tuesday. The site was "down for maintenance" and it was restored after a brief outage. The service was apparently unavailable to a large number of users...
  • BlackBerry suffers network outage in Canada, Asia Pacific 05-03-2014 12:45 AM

    Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd suffered a network outage affecting some users in Canada and the Asia-Pacific region, the smartphone and technology company said, at a sensitive time for the firm. The outage hit Canada's leading mobile network, according to a memo sent to some customers of both BlackBerry and Rogers Communications...
  • WhatsApp's 'biggest' outage caused by a network router fault; founder Jan Koum issues an apology 24-02-2014 12:56 AM

    New York: WhatsApp founder Jan Koum on Sunday issued an apology and blamed a network router for Saturday's outage of the mobile messaging app. "We are sorry about the downtime," wrote Koum. "It has been our longest and biggest outage in years. It was caused by a network router fault...
  • WhatsApp goes down temporarily; service restored after brief outage 23-02-2014 10:00 AM

    Washington: WhatsApp, the rapidly expanding mobile messaging app, suffered an outage for more than three hours on Saturday, frustrating users just days after its acquisition by Facebook for $19 billion. "WhatsApp service has been restored. We are so sorry for the downtime...," WhatsApp tweeted to its more than 1 million...
  • Google fixes Gmail after brief outage around the world 25-01-2014 11:09 AM

    San Francisco: Google Inc suffered a service outage on Friday that briefly took down Gmail, the email service used by hundreds of millions of people and many businesses across the globe. Google, which first acknowledged the outage at 11:12 a.m. Pacific Time (1912 GMT), said a little over an hour...
  • Ghaziabad residents hassled as rains lead to night-long power outage 18-01-2014 12:57 PM

    Ghaziabad residents faced unprecedented power outages throughout Friday night, caused by the heavy downpour. Superintendent Engineer (Distribution), SB Yadav said after the rain on Friday, a breakdown occurred within 15 minutes in all the transmission lines due to which the power went off in 19 power stations of the 33...
  • At minus 10 degrees, J&K village cut off from the state 05-01-2014 10:02 AM

    Srinagar: The intense cold wave in North India has left a village in south Kashmir virtually cut off from the rest of the state. The recent snowfall has not only isolated Kulgam village, which is near the Pir Panjal mountains, but has literally frozen its people with mercury plummeting to...
  • Facebook outage: Users unable to update status, like, comment or share 21-10-2013 06:56 PM

    New Delhi: Facebook users across the globe are reporting that they are unable to execute many of the popular actions on the social networking service. Though users can log into their accounts and see posts on their or their friends' timelines, they are, at the time of filing this report,...
  • Instagram, Vine, other websites using Amazon Web Services go down 26-08-2013 06:17 AM

    New York: Amazon's unit that runs Web servers for other companies had problems Sunday that coincided with outages or slowdowns on several popular websites. AirBnB says its site was one of those affected. Other services that were slow or unavailable included Instagram and Twitter's Vine video-sharing application. Online home rental...
  • Outages hit Microsoft's Outlook.com and SkyDrive, now restored 15-08-2013 12:25 PM

    San Francisco: Microsoft said it has fixed a problem that prevented some people from getting their email on Outlook.com, but mobile users might still be having problems. Service had been restored on the Web shortly after 2 pm PDT Wednesday, according to an update on Microsoft's website. That's more than...
  • Yet another global BlackBerry service outage hits consumers 03-05-2013 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: BlackBerry users from across the world are reporting issues with accessing BlackBerry services. A search for 'BlackBerry outage' or 'BlackBerry down' on Twitter leads to numerous recent results with many being constantly added, hinting at a major service disruption. In a tweet from its official Twitter ID BlackBerry...
  • Gmail service suffers temporary disruption; shows Error 502 02-05-2013 12:33 PM

    New Delhi: Gmail was unavailable to a spate of users. The service is back to normal now, but it was inaccessible to users for around 30 minutes. Hit by a temporary outage, the website showed the Error 502 message. While trying to sign in to Gmail, the website said, "502....
  • US NE coast deals with power outages after new storm 08-11-2012 03:50 PM

    New York: The nor'easter, as promised, brought gusting winds, rain, snow and the threat of flooding. It menaced travelers with icy roads, snarled the Long Island Rail Road and knocked out power to people who had only recently gotten it back after Superstorm Sandy. But for the weary, relief is...
  • Superstorm Sandy plunges NYC into darkness 30-10-2012 07:23 AM

    New York: Much of New York was plunged into darkness Monday by a superstorm that overflowed the city's historic waterfront, flooded the financial district and subway tunnels and cut power to nearly a million people. The city had shut its mass transit system, schools, the stock exchange and Broadway and...
  • Airtel customers face network outage in Mumbai 27-12-2011 01:23 PM

    Mumbai: Customers of Bharti Airtel in the western part of Maharashtra are experiencing a service outage due to a technical glitch in the service provider's systems that cropped up on Tuesday. "A technical outage has affected our network in the western region, resulting in disruption of some services. We are...
  • Consumers sue RIM over BlackBerry outage 27-10-2011 11:32 AM

    Washington: Consumers in the United States and Canada have sued Research in Motion for a days-long service outage on BlackBerry devices that rippled across the world earlier this month. The system-wide failure of the service had left tens of millions of frustrated BlackBerry users on five continents without email, instant...
  • 'RIM could face lawsuits for BlackBerry problems' 20-10-2011 08:27 AM

    New York: Law firms in the United States and Canada are exploring possible consumer lawsuits against Research In Motion Ltd for last week's BlackBerry outages, which for three days crippled email and messaging for tens of millions of users around the world. Consumer lawyers say they are looking at whether...
  • Me and my BlackBerry: A lovers' tiff

    Un'news'ual |  Ruchira Singh
    The recent BlackBerry outage introduced me to someone inside me I have always I feared: the paranoid BlackBerry owner who checks her phone every five...

  • Gmail or Gfail? GTalk users get phished 25-02-2009 08:11 PM

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  • Indian officer held for undersea cable damage 13-04-2008 09:50 PM

    Dubai: Sachin Tendulkar remained static at ninth in the batting list, while Zaheer Khan fell a rung to occupy the same position in the bowling charts in the latest ICC Test rankings released on Friday. The duo are the only Indians inside top 10 of the batting and bowling lists....
  • Blackout in Florida after widespread power outage 27-02-2008 01:14 AM

    Dubai: The pitch of the Galle Test between Sri Lanka and Australia has been rated as poor by the match referee Chris Broad, the International Cricket Council announced on Monday. In accordance with the ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process, which came into effect in 2006 and applies to all...
  • Under-sea cable fault cripples Internet in India, Mideast 31-01-2008 12:32 AM

    Toronto: Delhi boy Ashish Bagai on Monday resigned as the captain of the Canada cricket team ahead of the Intercontinental Cup in June. Bagai, who led the team in the 2011 World Cup, will continue to be available for selection as a player. "It has been an honour to captain...