Holiday Tech Stumbles, Crashes, and Fails. For some, the end of 2018 was pretty sobering. Today – a provocative post-mortem into year-end fails. Future Forward looks backward. I’m Steven Rosenbaum – And I’m Gene DeRose… let’s launch

Crashing The Holidays – 2018 HOLIDAY FAILS:

– Instagram
Instagram changes to a Tinder-style format and people melt down. ‘No Instagram no’
https://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article223618705.html

– Alexa
Amazon Alexa crashes after Christmas Day overload
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/dec/26/amazon-alexa-echo-crashes-christmas-day-overload

– Century Link:
911 emergency services go down across the US after CenturyLink outage

911 emergency services go down across the US after CenturyLink outage

– Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency’s Terrible 2018
https://slate.com/technology/2018/12/bitcoin-price-cryptocurrency-bubble-burst.html

Remember Bitcoin? Some Investors Might Want to Forget

and – Civil:

How a Plan to Save Journalism Stumbled Out of the Gate

How a Plan to Save Journalism Stumbled Out of the Gate

– Philips Hue
Philips Hue suffers holiday outage as servers fail to cope with demand
https://www.gearbrain.com/philips-hue-holiday-outage-2624563934.html

– The US Government.
‘Nothing New,’ Says Trump as Shutdown Impasse Continues Through the Holidays
http://time.com/5488084/donald-trump-shutdown-holidays/

– Fix blogpost
– Twitch on Roku

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