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Amazon’s Prime, Ring and other apps down for thousands of users – Reuters

FILE PHOTO: The logo for Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seen at the SIBOS banking and financial conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo

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Dec 7 (Reuters) – Several Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) services including Prime Video, its namesake e-commerce website and applications that use Amazon Web Services (AWS) were down for thousands of users in the United States on Tuesday.

Amazon said the outage was likely due to issues related to application programming interface (API), which is a set of protocols for building and integrating application software.

“We are experiencing API and console issues in the US-EAST-1 Region,” Amazon said in a report on its service health dashboard, adding that it has identified the cause and was working to resolve the issue.

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Downdetector showed more than 24,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Amazon. It tracks outages by collating status reports from a number of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform.

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Source: https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/amazons-prime-ring-other-apps-down-thousands-users-2021-12-07/