The outage yesterday knocked out user apps, but also Facebook’s “internal systems”
They were even physically locked out of “data centers”
This was an $80m hit to Facebook, but also a total USA sales hit of $200m
Perhaps they should have had more backup systems, but this also increases security risk
More internal checks or a complete system rethink might prevent such a problem in the future.
Companies like Tinder and Roblox are taking advantage of offering and using their own currency in order to “incentivize particular behaviors”
The current high price of gas is making it a less desirable substitute for coal. It also makes power shortages expensive. Gas is usually a competitive coal substitute due to emissions costs.
A container shortage means that companies are selecting to only ship their more expensive products in order to keep profits up. This means less cheap options available.
Cryptocurrency purchases may be a good idea for tax purposes since the “losses can be realized quickly”.
Amazon now offers shipping based on contact info if you don’t have the address. How? 2020 caused a mix of moves that didn’t always get documented everywhere. But people update their Amazon addresses asap.