WhatsApp overloaded, connection spotty on New Year's Eve

NEW YORK -- They're not ignoring you, it's just WhatsApp.

The popular messaging service owned by Facebook was intermittently unavailable for several hours Thursday, delaying New Year's Eve messages for some users.

See Full Article

Facebook says WhatsApp has about 900 million global users.

Facebook Inc. did not immediately answer questions about the cause of the outage or if service had been fully restored.

The social network also had a glitch on its flagship service Thursday that invited some users to celebrate "46 years of friendship on Facebook" with one or more of their online friends.



Advertisements

Latest Tech & Science News

  • Rare weasel species makes a comeback in Washington state

    Tech & Science CTV News
    MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. -- The elusive weasel-like mammal poked its head out of the wooden crate, glanced around and quickly darted into the thick forest of Mount Rainier National Park -- returning to a landscape where it had been missing for seven decades. Source
  • Explosive advances in DNA testing raise hope, ethical questions

    Tech & Science CBC News
    A Calgary author and university professor says advances in DNA testing available to the average person are taking off, but alongside that comes ethical questions Canadians will be forced to address. Tom Keenan, author of Technocreep and a professor of environmental design at the University of Calgary, says genetic testing has come a long way. Source
  • Killer whales eating their way further into Manitoba

    Tech & Science CBC News
    The food chain in Hudson Bay is drastically changing as killer whales take advantage of less sea ice and eat their way into Manitoba, a researcher in Arctic mammal populations says. Steven Ferguson, a researcher with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the University of Manitoba, will be presenting his findings in Winnipeg this week at ArcticNet 2016, the largest single gathering of scientists focused on the rapidly changing Arctic. Source
  • New Hampshire seeks answers behind oyster outbreaks

    Tech & Science CTV News
    DURHAM, N.H. -- For the past 25 years, researcher Stephen Jones has tried to understand the threat that bacteria may pose to oysters in New Hampshire's Great Bay estuary. He often couldn't get funding to study the problem. Source
  • Oldest zoo gorilla doing well after biopsy before birthday

    Tech & Science CTV News
    POWELL, Ohio - The oldest known gorilla living in a zoo is doing well after a surgical biopsy ahead of her 60th birthday on Dec. 22. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said Saturday that veterinarians successfully removed a mass under the gorilla's arm that recently started causing her discomfort. Source
  • Friendly moose befriends 2 cows on Vermont farm

    Tech & Science CTV News
    SHELDON, Vt. -- A Vermont couple has chased off a moose that appeared to be bonding with their two cows on a Sheldon farm because they didn't want it to get injured, stuck in their barn or damage their fences. Source
  • Scientists gathering in Winnipeg to focus on 'complex' changing Arctic climate

    Tech & Science CBC News
    The largest single gathering of scientists focused on the rapidly changing Arctic gets underway in Winnipeg on Monday. ArcticNet 2016 will see 800 scientists from across the country gather at the RBC Convention Centre to present research on a wide array of subjects impacting the health of the biology and the physical systems of the Arctic. Source
  • Apple founder street name shakes Paris suburb to the core

    Tech & Science CTV News
    He changed technology and how the world communicates. Now, five years after he died, Apple founder Steve Jobs may be remembered in another way -- on a Paris street. "Rue Steve Jobs" is among names shortlisted for one of the new roads in the French capital's southeastern 13th arrondissement that will lead to a new incubator for hi-tech start-ups. Source
  • A sound investment for Lamborghini fans

    Tech & Science CTV News
    The Ixoost EsaVox Speaker system is inspired by a Lamborghini's quad exhaust and ventilation set up and comes with the automotive marque's seal of approval. Like the most exclusive and most extreme cars in production, the Ixoost EsaVox is hand crafted in Italy. Source
  • A planet's worth of human-made things has been weighed

    Tech & Science CBC News
    A new report has calculated the total mass of all the technology humans have produced, everything from buildings to cars and computers, and found it is an astounding 30 trillion tons. That is more than the total amount of living matter on Earth. Source