Twitter took a hit from a major outage on Thursday that left the social networking site down for hours. Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue,” the company said in a post on its official blog yesterday. The website came back online Thursday afternoon. Twitter dealt with a number of serious outages in 2008 because of problems with its database.
Sprint customers with the LTE-capable HTC Evo are having problems with Google Wallet, according to a report from The Verge. The issues are said to be fixed thorugh a software update. Google’s mobile payment service has had some hiccups, including outages and security problems.
Verizon Wireless has again expanded its cross-marketing work with Time Warner Cable and Comcast, two of the cable operators it is buying AWS spectrum from. Verizon and Time Warner Cable said they were launching in cities across Wisconsin, North Carolina, South Carolina and Ohio. Verizon and Comcast said they were launching the initiative in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee.
More consumers are paying for video on tablets and smartphones, and less are watching paid video on computers. That finding is from a recent survey by J.D. Power and Associates released Thursday. The firm found that 18 percent of consumers use tablets to watch paid video, up from 11 percent last year. By comparison, viewing of paid content on computers has dipped to 39 percent from 48 percent last year.