1. madcat72's Avatar
    Just got this on my local news, let's see if it blows over. I remember a few years back when BB went down. it can happen to any provider.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_4660890.html
    Last edited by madcat72; 01-24-14 at 02:57 PM. Reason: added link
    01-24-14 02:53 PM
  2. paranee2's Avatar
    But watch this news not going to highlight like BlackBerry bec American company n all Amex support amex

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    01-24-14 03:08 PM
  3. DenverRalphy's Avatar
    A service going down isn't big news. Happens to everybody. It's when the problem service stays down without a rapid response or fix for a prolonged period of time, that it becomes noteworthy news.
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    01-24-14 03:21 PM
  4. thatplaybookguy's Avatar
    Working for me at the moment.
    01-24-14 03:23 PM
  5. Grumblegrumble's Avatar
    Its back up
    01-24-14 03:25 PM
  6. madcat72's Avatar
    Not bad, they moved quickly, I guess it was down for an hour or so, still sucks, specially on a Friday afternoon.

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    01-24-14 04:18 PM
  7. notafanboy's Avatar
    But watch this news not going to highlight like BlackBerry bec American company n all Amex support amex

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    This outrage effected way more people then the bbm outage and yet not much of a fuss . Without a doubt the US Media is biased. If it was BlackBerry it would be repeated for weeks. Sax but true.

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    01-25-14 12:26 AM
  8. DenverRalphy's Avatar
    This outrage effected way more people then the bbm outage and yet not much of a fuss . Without a doubt the US Media is biased. If it was BlackBerry it would be repeated for weeks. Sax but true.

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    The gmail outage lasted all of 30 minutes for the majority, and around an hour for the rest, with a quick public response from Google. The BBM outage lasted for days, and RIM was silent on a response for more than a full day while everybody was wondering what was going on. That wasn't media bias. The two were vastly different.
    01-25-14 08:44 AM
  9. theRock1975's Avatar
    The gmail outage lasted all of 30 minutes for the majority, and around an hour for the rest, with a quick public response from Google. The BBM outage lasted for days, and RIM was silent on a response for more than a full day while everybody was wondering what was going on. That wasn't media bias. The two were vastly different.
    The play station network was down for 2 MONTHS because of a security breach. They came out just fine.



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    01-25-14 10:43 AM
  10. DenverRalphy's Avatar
    The play station network was down for 2 MONTHS because of a security breach. They came out just fine.
    The playstation network can hardly be compared to mobile platform bias since it's an entirely different industry. But even if one were to consider it, Sony took a beating for it by the online media.
    01-25-14 10:50 AM
  11. Genghis2k3's Avatar
    The playstation network can hardly be compared to mobile platform bias since it's an entirely different industry. But even if one were to consider it, Sony took a beating for it by the online media.
    As suggested above, you're letting facts get in the way of a good conspiracy theory.
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    01-25-14 10:56 AM
  12. aniym's Avatar
    The play station network was down for 2 MONTHS because of a security breach. They came out just fine.
    First of all, Sony was ROUNDLY criticized in all aspects of the media and the CEO had to make a begging public apology.

    Second, millions of credit cards are logged on PSN, and that's the reason Sony kept PSN inactive for so long...to figure out the full extent of the problem and give customers enough time to cancel their cards and order new ones.

    Third, once PSN was back online, Sony offered free games and free access to PSN+ to restore some goodwill. What did BB offer?

    Fourth, it seems that the argument you are trying to make is that non-American companies face "media bias" when their services fail. So why are you using the example of a Japanese corporation's failure to "prove" this point?
    01-25-14 11:33 AM
  13. theRock1975's Avatar
    First of all, Sony was ROUNDLY criticized in all aspects of the media and the CEO had to make a begging public apology.

    Second, millions of credit cards are logged on PSN, and that's the reason Sony kept PSN inactive for so long...to figure out the full extent of the problem and give customers enough time to cancel their cards and order new ones.

    Third, once PSN was back online, Sony offered free games and free access to PSN+ to restore some goodwill. What did BB offer?

    Fourth, it seems that the argument you are trying to make is that non-American companies face "media bias" when their services fail. So why are you using the example of a Japanese corporation's failure to "prove" this point?
    Sony network left tens of millions of people without any service for months. They had to take their time to rebuild the service properly, no doubt. But for their massive blunder, which was 100x worse than a messaging outage for 2-3 days, they did not get scolded as bad. Not only were people stuck playing by them selves for almost an entire season, their credit card data was taken. Imagine the stress!

    It didn't make the local news. Most people that weren't active video game players had no idea.

    Amazon had massive cloud outages that people and businesses depended on. I heard about it but there wasn't widespread noise.

    Google services go down once in a while and they are used by a LOT of people.

    BlackBerry noc goes down a second time in 10 years and it was all over. Newspapers, tech sites, late night TV, 6:00 news, etc..

    AND BlackBerry had less than 3% market share at the time.

    You have to be delusional to think blackberry wasn't piled on more than the rest.

    My own aging parents, don't even know what blackberry is, asked me what was going on at that time because they don't understand the English news. It even reached them!

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    01-25-14 08:20 PM
  14. bobshine's Avatar
    A service going down isn't big news. Happens to everybody. It's when the problem service stays down without a rapid response or fix for a prolonged period of time, that it becomes noteworthy news.
    Kind of like what happened to Microsoft a few months ago?

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    01-25-14 08:27 PM
  15. Rebs87's Avatar
    You have to be delusional to think blackberry wasn't piled on more than the rest.
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    Well when you offer a service with significantly more at stake than video games and cant fix the problem in a matter of hours you are going to have to deal with the circus that follows.
    01-25-14 08:32 PM
  16. CyberMan2013's Avatar
    First of all, Sony was ROUNDLY criticized in all aspects of the media and the CEO had to make a begging public apology.

    Second, millions of credit cards are logged on PSN, and that's the reason Sony kept PSN inactive for so long...to figure out the full extent of the problem and give customers enough time to cancel their cards and order new ones.

    Third, once PSN was back online, Sony offered free games and free access to PSN+ to restore some goodwill. What did BB offer?

    Fourth, it seems that the argument you are trying to make is that non-American companies face "media bias" when their services fail. So why are you using the example of a Japanese corporation's failure to "prove" this point?
    BlackBerry gave away a number of free apps among other things.

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    01-25-14 10:43 PM
  17. BBNation's Avatar
    Remember BBM down for few hours made big news including apology from CEO.

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    01-26-14 03:58 AM

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