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Strikes, Boycotts, and Outages Mar Amazon Prime Day

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Workers in Europe, upset by talk of cuts in pay and benefits, plan walkouts during one of the retailer's biggest promotions.
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Amazon cloud hits snags after Amazon Prime Day downtime

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The port of entry for Amazon's public cloud stopped working properly on Monday, on the same day Amazon was facing with technical issues related to Prime Day.
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A Prime Day Glitch Is Making Amazon's Website Crash

A Prime Day Glitch Is Making Amazon's Website Crash

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Many customers shopping for deals on Amazon.com on Monday-also known as Amazon Prime Day-are reporting the company's website is down. A Black Friday-like day of deals for those with Amazon Prime memberships, Amazon Prime Day is among the busiest shopping says of the year for the e-commerce giant. However a glitch seems to made Amazon's website crash for some shoppers in search of Prime Day deals .
Instead of finding the best Amazon Prime Day deals , customers are being served up images of the “dogs of Amazon,” which appear when amazon.com is down, along with a notice saying “sorry...
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Amazon's Prime Day runs into early snags

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NEW YORK - Amazon's website ran into some early snags Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created. Shoppers clicking on many Prime Day links after the 3 p.m. ET launch in the U.S. got only images of dogs - some quite abashed-looking - with the words, "Uh-oh. Something went wrong on our end." Many took to social media to complain that they couldn't order items. Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, but by about 4:30 p.m., many Prime Day links were working.
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Amazon's 'Prime Day' quickly runs into snags

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Amazon's website quickly ran into some snags Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created. Shoppers clicking on many Prime Day links got only an abashed-looking dog with the words, "Uh-oh. Something went wrong on our end." Many took...
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Amazon's Prime Day Runs Into Snags Swiftly

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NEW YORK - Amazon's website ran into some snags quickly Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created.
Shoppers clicking on many Prime Day links got only an abashed-looking dog with the words, “Uh-oh. Something went wrong on our end.” Many took to social media to complain that they couldn't order items.
It wasn't clear how widespread the outage was on one of Amazon's busiest days of the year, but the hiccups could surely mute sales and send shoppers elsewhere. A company spokesman didn't immediately respond to an email.
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Prime Day brings up to 30% on these popular STEM kids toys

Prime Day brings up to 30% on these popular STEM kids toys

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Amazon has a bunch of STEM toys on sale for up to 30% off right now. From the Sphero Mini to wooden block sets there are a bunch of deals in here you'll want to check out for your kids.
The sale has a number of items in it that would make great gifts, so you could get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping today and be one step ahead come this fall. Some of the discounts include:
Thames & Kosmos TKx400i Dual-LED Microscope - $34.99
Kinetic Sand Folding Sand Box - $20.99
The Learning Journey Techno Gears - $13.99
ALEX Toys Future Coders Robot Races Coding Skills Kit - $13.27
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Amazon Prime Day becomes a flash point for worker strikes and customer protests

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Amazon.com Inc. workers, who have long gone on strike in the run-up to the holidays, have found a new occasion to get their employer's attention: Prime Day. Nearly 1,800 Amazon workers in Spain went on strike Monday during Prime Day, which has quickly grown into the company's biggest sales day...
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Amazon's Website Is Struggling As 'Prime Day' Kicks Off: Here's A Workaround

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Amazon crashes as Prime Day kicks off, but things appear to be returning to normal.
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Broken links greet Amazon Prime Day shoppers

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Amazon's pinnacle shopping extravaganza, Prime Day, is off to a rough start. The perennial sale was scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. EST. However, bargain shoppers hoping to click through a bevy of deals instead found broken links and pictures of wistful pooches.
Amazon has yet to comment on the technical gaffe.
In the meantime, you can read my Prime Day primer here.
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Amazon's Prime Day runs into snags swiftly

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NEW YORK - Amazon's website ran into some snags quickly Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created. Shoppers clicking on many Prime Day links got only an abashed-looking dog with the words, "Uh-oh. Something went wrong on our end." Many took to social media to complain that they couldn't order items.
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The Latest: Amazon's Prime Day runs into snags swiftly

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The Latest on Amazon's Prime Day : 3:30 p.m. Amazon's website has run into some snags quickly on its much-hyped Prime Day. Shoppers clicking on many Prime Day...
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