A Look Back at Musk’s Original Top Secret Tesla Plan

Ten years after setting out to shake up the auto industry and ‘hydro-carbon’ economy, Musk readies his Master Plan Part 2

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Dropbox quits Amazon cloud, takes back 500 PB of data

Dropbox moves 90% of its data off Amazon AWS, in favor of its own private cloud. Dropbox built its own, custom storage servers, to store half an exabyte or more, mirrored across three regions.

Sometimes, you get so big that public cloud pricing doesn’t make sense any longer. But building those servers from scratch and moving all that data sound like an enormous undertaking.

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Your humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment.

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Amazon.com back up after site, app crash

Online retail giant Amazon.com is back online after suffering a crash across its website and mobile app Thursday afternoon.

The outage appears to have begun around 2:25 p.m. ET this afternoon and lasted between 10 and 15 minutes. The site and app appeared to be up and running normally at 3 p.m. ET

Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Users from across the U.S. reported the crash.

The site DownDetector.com reported a dramatic spike in complaints about the site’s lack of responsiveness during the outage. According to its Outage Map, the crash appears to have been confined to the U.S.

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