Web Exclusive: Amazon.com outage costs millions

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(CBS) - Amazon.com lost millions of dollars in sales Monday when its popular shopping website went down. The outage lasted about 15 minutes and experts estimate Amazon lost about a thousand dollars per second in sales. It's unclear what triggered the disruption. A five minute outage at Google last week is said to have cost the search engine more than half a million dollars. 

(CBS) AAA projects an increase of holiday travelers this Labor Day weekend. They expect 34.1  Million Americans will journey 50 miles or more. That's a 4.2-percent increase from last year.
 About 85 percent will travel by car. AAA attributes the spike in travel to an increasingly positive economic outlook. 


 (CBS) - Samsung is targeting people who want a hybrid smart phone slash tablet. The company confirms its new Galaxy Mega Phablet will be sold in the U.S.  The Galaxy Mega has a 6.3 inch screen, too large for a pocket. It has an 8 megapixel camera, and runs Android 4.2.2.



(CBS) It's out with the old and in with the new for LinkedIn. The professional networking site is going younger. They are now targeting high school students and dropping its minimum age to 14 from 18. LinkedIn says it's a way high schoolers can interact with universities' administration and alumni.

 


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