PayPal Having Technical Difficulties
from the ah,-the-fragility-of-the-'net dept
Every once in a while we’re reminded what happens when some aspect of the internet that many people rely on goes down for some reason. A few years back, eBay went down for a few days, leading to many stories about how they needed to improve their service. Now, eBay subsidiary PayPal is having a series of outage problems. Apparently, they first cropped up last Friday. PayPal thought it was under control over the weekend, but the Monday rush suggested otherwise. For some e-commerce providers who rely on PayPal, it could be devastating. Either way, it’s a reminder of how fragile the internet can be.