Amazon has another outage, says service was fully restored by 1:30 pm ET

Cort Slater/Getty Images The day after the $390 billion merger of Amazon and Whole Foods, Amazon is struggling with another outage. On Wednesday, Amazon’s East Coast operations saw widespread problems including disrupted shipping service…

Amazon has another outage, says service was fully restored by 1:30 pm ET

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The day after the $390 billion merger of Amazon and Whole Foods, Amazon is struggling with another outage.

On Wednesday, Amazon’s East Coast operations saw widespread problems including disrupted shipping service and service to some warehouses, according to multiple reports. Services were fully restored by 1:30 p.m. ET.

“At 8:45 a.m. the network became congested in our Eastern Europe Region. At 9:15 a.m. the service loss was detected in our Northern Virginia region and resumed at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time,” a company spokesperson said in a statement. “The last of the issue occurred in our North Carolina region at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time.”

Amazon in recent years has grown its services and offerings to include voice assistants and artificial intelligence. The company also makes its own hardware including the Echo Dot, Kindle, Fire TV and Fire tablets.

In December 2017, Amazon and Whole Foods announced the deal, which will give the online retailer greater access to cash-strapped consumers. Critics noted that both companies face skyrocketing costs and said the deal would help Amazon introduce its digital assistant Alexa to grocery shoppers.

Drew Herdener, a company spokesperson, said the deal would not cause any major changes, other than Whole Foods’ employees.

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