Amazon’s US Site Goes Down… Millions in Sales Forfeited

amazon down hardVery disturbing to come across THIS at http://amazon.com — generally believed to be one of the strongest and most stable web companies with servers so trusty that thousands of businesses lease space via Amazon’s S3 Web service.

UPDATE: It’s been shaky, but back up after nearly two hours of all systems down. AdAge estimates that Amazon lost about $2 million in sales:

E-comerce site Amazon went down this afternoon around 1:30 EDT and stayed down for at least an hour. Attempts to access Amazon.com were met with the following message: “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable.” It’s hard to know exactly how many dollars a minute Amazon loses in sales for every moment its site is down, but simple math pegs it at about $1.8 million an hour, based on Ad Age estimates.

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Barack Obama FTW: ‘Tonight… I Can Tell You That I WILL Be the … Nominee!’

THE VICTORY SPEECH:

CNN and MSNBC Call it for Obama:

Earlier — Is it V-Obama Day or What?, and prior Obama posts here.

Listen to Obama’s speech below (thx to NewsJunk/Dave Winer for the instant archive).

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