Daily Archives: 2016-01-19

It’s up now (updated). The ‘Fail Whale’ is sighted after Twitter goes down

After a hiatus, the ‘Fail Whale’ was sighted today. Yup, micro-blog Twitter went down early Tuesday for many users around the world. Clearly the problem is serious since access to Twitter began failing over the Web, mobile & even its API from 8:20am GMT. In the next couple of hours, much of service had resumed but remained sporadic.

Reports: BBC News, Phys.org, Computerworld, NBC Bay Area, Radio Times


WhatsApp drops annual subscription

On Monday, the globally-known messaging app announced that it was dropping the annual fee & would become a completely free service for end users.

Reports: Quartz, The Independent, Android Authority, Bloomberg