Amazon’s website was down for much of Prime Day, one of the ecommerce giant’s biggest annual sales events. Links on Amazon.com for Prime Day deals didn’t work, among other glitches. It was a rare black eye for Amazon, which is known for the smoothness of its operations. What’s surprising is that Amazon would encounter this problem for a shopping holiday it created and massively hypes. It’s a...
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