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Twitter Outage Caused by ‘Cascaded Bug’ and Not by Influx of GIF Avatars, as We First Suspected

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Twitter has been in and out, in and out for the past three hours, and the company finally has an explanation, albeit limited to 140 characters: ”Today’s outage is due to a cascaded bug in one of our infrastructure components. We’ll provide updated information soon.” At first, we suspected this BuzzFeed...
Twitter Outage Caused by ‘Cascaded Bug’ and Not by Influx of GIF Avatars, as We First Suspected
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Twitter explains its “turbulence” from today in-depth, and it wasn’t due to an attack

thenextweb.com
As we reported earlier, Twitter had some serious problems today, going down for over an hour and then back up and down over the next few. The company didn’t provide much of a reason for this, other than it was a “cascading bug”, but the company had more to say...
Twitter explains its “turbulence” from today in-depth, and it wasn’t due to an attack

Today’s turbulence explained

blog.twitter.com
Not how we wanted today to go. At approximately 9:00am PDT, we discovered that Twitter was inaccessible for all web users, and mobile clients were not showing new Tweets. We immediately began to investigate the issue and found that there was a cascading bug in one of our infrastructure components....
Today’s turbulence explained

Why is Amazon hiring like a drunken sailor?

gigaom.com
The most striking thing about Amazon’s fourth quarter and year-end numbers was that the company’s headcount was up a whopping 67 percent to 56,200 employees, compared to 33,700 a year ago, according to Amazon’s new 8-K filing. Sixty-seven percent is a very big number — even for Amazon. While most of...
Why is Amazon hiring like a drunken sailor?
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Twitter's Bad Day: Site-Wide Outages Recall the "Fail Whale" Era

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After nearly a year without any significant periods of downtime, using Twitter was almost nothing like the early days of being on the service. So when Twitter went down on Thursday morning for a period of more than an hour, it was something of a shock to its regular users....
Twitter's Bad Day: Site-Wide Outages Recall the "Fail Whale" Era

New AWS Premium Support Features: Third-Party Software Support and AWS Trusted Advisor

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We have added two new benefits to the Gold and Platinum levels of AWS Premium Support. The following features are now in beta testing: We now offer third-party support for popular operating systems running on Amazon EC2. We also support a number of pieces of system software. The AWS Trusted...
New AWS Premium Support Features: Third-Party Software Support and AWS Trusted Advisor

Twitter Downplays Downtime

www.pcworld.com
A cascading bug in one of Twitter's infrastructure components, not a hacker, took down the microblogging site twice this week....
Twitter Downplays Downtime

Twitter’s Thursday turbulence explained by cascading bug

gigaom.com
The Twitter team reported on their blog Thursday evening that the day’s intermittent outages were caused by a cascading bug in one of its infrastructure components, not “a hack or our new office or Euro 2012 or GIF avatars, as some have speculated today.” The outage, which hit in the morning and continued intermittently throughout the day,...
Twitter’s Thursday turbulence explained by cascading bug

Saying Yes to NoSQL; Going Steady with Cassandra at Digg

highscalability.com
The last six months have been exciting for Digg's engineering team. We're working on a soup-to-nuts rewrite. Not only are we rewriting all our application code, but we're also rolling out a new client and server architecture. And if that doesn't sound like a big enough challenge, we're replacing most...
Saying Yes to NoSQL; Going Steady with Cassandra at Digg
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Wayra Week wraps up with 16 teams chosen for the London academy

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Wayra, the technology accelerator of O2’s parent company, Telefonica, wrapped up its search for startups to join the London Academy for 6 months of intensive incubation. In March, Wayra called out for startups and received over one thousand responses. From these, 30 were chosen to be a part of Wayra...
Wayra Week wraps up with 16 teams chosen for the London academy

Twitter Denies Claim That Hackers Caused Today’s Outage

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Twitter says hackers were not involved in the outages that have plagued the service on and off today. Twitter said that the outage was caused by “a cascaded bug in one of our infrastructure components.” Twitter later explained, also via tweet, that a cascaded bug “has an effect... Please visit...
Twitter Denies Claim That Hackers Caused Today’s Outage
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