Akamai Says It Has Fixed Issues That Affected Multiple Websites

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Spencer Soper (Bloomberg) — Akamai Technologies Inc., which handles web content delivery, said it’s resolved an issue that caused a service disruption for several widely used websites. The shares slipped in early afternoon trading in New York.

Akamai had said it was experiencing a service disruption, and that it would investigate the problem.

Earlier in the day, internet users reported widespread issues with prominent sites, including Amazon.com Inc., Home Depot Inc, Airbnb Inc. and United Parcel Service Inc. according to Downdetector.com, which monitors web outages.

Akamai shares dropped less than 1% to about $117.

The problem appears to have affected a broad slice of Internet commerce, hobbling Delta Air Lines Inc., streaming services run by HBO, gaming sites run by Microsoft Corp. and financial service companies like Capital One Corp.

The reported outages, which include airlines, insurance companies and websites for various other industries, began to spike at about 11:30 a.m. and continued surging an hour later, according to Downdetector.

Delta said its website and app were back working normally after being “briefly impacted Thursday by a technical issue a vendor was having that impacted websites globally.”

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