AmazonThe homepage of was down Thursday afternoon for a short period. The homepage was inaccessible around 3 p.m. ET, and possibly before but appeared to be back in operation well within that hour. Direct links to product pages seemed to be working during the outage. The only thing visitors saw on the homepage during the incident was this message: “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable” Amazon’s large hosting business, Amazon Web Services, reported normal operations throughout. The problem appear limited to the retail site’s homepage. The problem in accessing the site was widely noticed in social media. Amazon officials were not immediately available for comment.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Managing Partner at Palmer Advanced Media, a technology-focused strategic advisory practice that helps Fortune 500 companies and growth-stage companies with digital strategy, data science, marketing, branding, and business development. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert and a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. @shellypalmer or visit

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