February 18, 2014 |
United Airlines' computer systems shut down briefly Tuesday, delaying takeoffs and frustrating passengers. The system problems that began in the morning represented the latest malfunction for the nation's third-largest carrier since United switched over to the computer systems of merger partner Continental Airlines starting in 2012. In a statement, the airline said: "This morning we experienced intermittent issues with our passenger service computer system, causing some flight delays.
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.
July 9, 2013 |
This post has been updated, as indicated below. The insurance reforms in the 2010 federal healthcare law (a.k.a. Obamacare) are expected to raise the price of coverage for younger, healthier Americans in order to make it more affordable for older, sicker ones. A computer glitch threatens to make that shift even more pronounced, albeit just for younger people who smoke. The Obama administration confirmed Tuesday that a glitch in its software for evaluating insurance plans will prevent insurers from imposing as big a gap as they may have wanted between the premiums for younger and older smokers.
November 15, 2013 |
Facebook encountered a glitch Friday when messages sent through its website stopped working. "This message failed to send. Click to send again," a Facebook error message said in bright red letters when users tried reaching their friends while using the company's desktop website. Messages appear to still work when sent through the company's apps, but it's unclear what caused the service to stop working on the Facebook website. PHOTOS: Apple's new Mavericks OS X: Top 10 features to check out Earlier this week, Facebook released a new version of its Messenger app for the iPhone, so the problem could be related to that release.
August 2, 2012 |
Knight Capital Group, a major brokerage, said it lost $440 million in a trading glitch that rattled the stock market and renewed concerns over computerized trading on Wall Street. The Jersey City, N.J.-based firm said the pre-tax loss left its capital base "severely impacted. " Knight pinned the technology malfunction on newly installed software that sent "numerous erroneous orders" into the stock market on Wednesday. The brokerage said Thursday morning it removed the software from its systems and that none of its clients were affected.