NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - All is fair in love, war and Internet.
The website of New York Times (NYT - Get Report) flagship newspaper went dark at about 11:30am for reasons that the daily said in a Twitter posting were related to a "server issue" that caused its e-mail and Website to become unavailable.
Part 1/3: As you are undoubtedly aware, we are experiencing a server issue that has resulted in our e-mail and Web site being unavailable.— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 14, 2013
We believe the outage is the result of an internal issue, which we expect to be resolved soon. (2/3)— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 14, 2013
We will communicate further when we have more information. - from @NYTimesComm (3/3)— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 14, 2013
While we are restoring The NYT Web site, we are posting key stories from our news report to our Facebook page: http://t.co/UHXi1Bjajp— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 14, 2013In an e-mail, New York Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy said the "outage occurred within seconds of a scheduled maintenance update, which we believe was the cause. We are working on fully restoring access to the site." In a tweet, Dow Jones said "Bonus lunchtime reading: http://WSJ.com is free to everyone for the next 2 hours." Newspaper wars heat-up in cyberspace.
Bonus lunchtime reading: http://t.co/SoKzGPewUF is free to everyone for the next 2 hours.— Dow Jones (@DowJones) August 14, 2013Unlike in NFL games when a coach will take of his headphones if the opposing coach loses a connection, the Journal showed no such good sportsmanship. Written by Leon Lazaroff in New York >To contact the writer of this article, click here: LeonLazaroff.>.
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