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Amazon apologizes for Reddit, Foursquare outage

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Amazon apologized Friday for an outage of its Web-hosting service that knocked a number of companies offline, including such popular websites as Foursquare, Quora and Reddit. The Seattle, Washington-based Amazon also acknowledged that some customers had lost data as a result of the technical problems that began…

Tokyo sees rolling blackouts as 11 of 54 nuclear reactors shut down

TOKYO — Beleaguered Tokyo Electric Power on Monday said it had begun a power outage in an area covering some parts of Tokyo and eight prefectures, affecting around 333,000 households. Authorities have announced plans for scheduled rolling power cuts in areas served by TEPCO to make up for the loss…