The e-mail service, which has drawn the ire of many users since its October revamp, is experiencing a partial outage that some say has lasted nearly two days.
In a blog post addressing the issue, Jeff Bonforte, senior vice president for Yahoo's communication products, said it's related to a "hardware problem" at one of the company's mail data centers, and that some users lost access around 10:30 p.m. PT Monday night. He said those affected would be able to access their inboxes again by 3 p.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Your traditional Black Friday Walmart gadget brawl footage.
- Shoppers whip out mobile gadgets to tackle Black Friday madness.
- The dirty secret behind Black Friday discounts.
- 92 percent of 2013 Black Friday ads contain the exact same items at the same price as 2012.
- Amazon drones: Bold experiment or shrewd publicity stunt?
- Amazon "drones" stir up privacy concerns among lawmakers.
Boys like things that fly.
But I couldn't help thinking that Jeff Bezos's startling revelation of Amazon's octocopters on "60 Minutes" this weekend was made to help products fly from Amazon's virtual shelves on Cyber Monday.
Those with technical minds and a grasp of Federal Aviation Administration regulations will intone portentously on the legal feasibility of such an enterprise.
I'm more interested in the sort of world we might be living in if Amazon's little buzzards will be flying around delivering toasters and Arcade Fire CDs to those in urgent need.
I'… Read more
On the eve of Cyber Monday, Jeff Bezos conveniently created some buzz for Amazon with his "60 Minutes" reveal of Amazon Prime Air, an eight-propeller drone that will carry packages from the company's fulfillment centers to customers' doorsteps within 30 minutes of order placement.
Amazon drones aren't going into service anytime soon, if ever. The Federal Aviation Administration will take years to sort out the rules and regulations for commercial drones. Bezos is known for taking the long view, and he will continue to invest in turning what looks like a promotional gimmick into a business … Read more
The wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos expressed her dissatisfaction with a new book about the company's history in an appropriate fashion: She wrote -- on Amazon.com, of course -- a one-star customer review on the product page for the book, "The Everything Store."
Spotted by The New York Times, the review questions the accuracy of the book written by Bloomberg Businessweek journalist Brad Stone. (See Stone's rebuttal below.)
MacKenzie Bezos plucked out a detail … Read more
The amount of wealth concentrated in Silicon Valley and the greater technology industry offers no small amount of conspicuous consumption: owning a fleet of private jets, maintaining extravagant estates, and throwing parties with live tigers.
The industry's wealthiest company founders and CEOs have so much money that each day offers a new invitation to chase their wildest dreams and indulge, from flying catamarans to building floating cities. Consider this: Thanks to a surge in Google stock, co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin made roughly $3 billion each in 24 hours last week.
They aren't alone. Facebook CEO Mark … Read more