"Netflix Inc. frustrated investors and customers alike Tuesday as its stock price plunged to its lowest point in more than two years while its Web site was inaccessible most of the day because of unexplained technical problems.
...But the Web site outage was a surprising — and embarrassing — setback.
The online hub of Netflix’s rental system went down Monday evening and remained unavailable until Tuesday afternoon, locking out subscribers for more than 18 hours. Spokesman Steve Swasey attributed the outage to an unanticipated problem that he declined to describe.
The breakdown didn’t appear to be related to San Francisco power outages that were blamed for temporarily knocking out several popular Web sites, including Craigslist, Technorati, Typepad and Livejournal.
Service to Netflix’s site was finally restored around 3 p.m. PDT after Netflix’s engineers had missed several earlier estimated times for fixing the trouble.
Netflix had been in the process of updating its computers to reflect price reductions that took effect Tuesday."
Also could have been karmic overload due to that well-timed press release and their freaking corporate name.
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