August 28, 2013
Re “Glitch shuts down trades on Nasdaq,” Aug. 23 I know I'm being naive, but the Nasdaq glitch reminds me of when the power goes down at my local grocery and the checker can't make change without the electronic register. Technology is wonderful, but you still need the ability to deal with unexpected changes and to make appropriate accommodations. Trading should be able to continue, albeit at a much slower pace. Super-charged computer programs have increased the volume traded, but what are we sacrificing?
August 23, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- Nasdaq OMX Group Chief Executive Bob Greifeld defended the exchange operator's response to Thursday's three-hour trading outage, declaring "we came back successfully. " Greifeld made the rounds on business television channels Friday, a day after the Nasdaq Stock Market's embarrassing "flash freeze. " A critical data feed's breakdown forced the exchange to halt buying and selling in all Nasdaq-listed stocks and options, paralyzing Wall Street for nearly half a trading day. Speaking on CNBC, Greifeld said Nasdaq was "deeply disappointed" with Thursday's outage.
February 7, 2013 |
Many users browsing the Web on Thursday afternoon were redirected to a Facebook page with an "error" message giving the impression that the Internet had been knocked out. But the glitch actually only hit those who were using a Web browser for both logging into Facebook and surfing the Internet. When they visited websites that use the social network's Facebook Connect feature, the site suddenly stopped working and loaded up a Facebook page with a message that read "An error occurred.
November 8, 2013 |
If you're having trouble loading up profile and other pages on Facebook on Friday morning, you aren't alone. A glitch appears to have affected several users of the world's most popular social network by leaving them unable to see their profile pages, their friends' or the pages of others whom they follow. [Update 10:03 a.m., Nov. 8: Facebook said this glitch has now been resolved. "Earlier today, we experienced an issue that prevented some people from loading Timeline or Pages content for a brief period of time," the company said in a statement.
May 11, 2012 |
JetBlue Airways blamed a computer glitch for an 18-month-old girl being removed from a plane in Fort Lauderdale , Fla., because the carrier's employees thought she was on the no-fly list. The girl and her parents were removed after the flight bound for Newark, N.J., had boarded, media reports say. In a statement made Thursday, JetBlue said it was looking into the incident that happened Tuesday. It also said its employees "followed appropriate protocols" and included an apology to the family.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2013 |
Flights in and out of Los Angeles International Airport were operating normally Tuesday morning after a computer outage at a online reservation system caused delays worldwide. Airlines at LAX first reported problems in the Sabre reservation system at about 9:30 p.m. Monday. About 17 flights experienced delays of 15 to 45 minutes, according to Nancy Castles, public relations director at LAX. Airlines affected included Frontier, American, American Eagle, JetBlue, Virgin America, Alaska, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, British Airways, WestJet and LAN Fiji Air. Passengers were checked in manually and no flights were canceled, Castles said.