Video Service Could Be Behind Amazon Glitches

Pending TV and movie streaming may be snarling system
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2008 2:44 AM CDT
An warehouse. The company, which has built much of its success on being available 24/7, has not said how much the recent outages have cost it.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Amazon's new digital video service could be behind the glitches that have been plaguing the site, reports the New York Times. The online retailer was knocked offline for two hours last week and suffered sporadic problems yesterday. Analysts believe the company may be rejigging its distribution system ahead of the relaunch of its Amazon Unbox movie and TV download service. Outages were mostly limited to the US, where the service is expected to debut.