Both Vine, Instagram back online after outages

What are the odds? Both services experienced intermittent downtime Sunday afternoon due to problems with Amazon Web Services.

Some of those 130 million folks were left in the dark. James Martin/CNET
Both Vine and Instagram went dark for some users on Sunday afternoon.

The extent of the outages was unclear but both sites were back online by 3 p.m. PT.

"We're aware of some issues affecting our servers and are working to address them now. Thanks for your patience and hang tight!" Vine said on its Web page.

Instagram's site carried the following message: "Sorry, we couldn't complete your request. Our team has been notified and will investigate as soon as possible."

Update: Both Instagram and Vine, as well as Airbnb, Flipboard and other sites, were impacted due to a problem with hosting provider Amazon Web Services.

Amazon Web Services report on the outage that impacted some well known sites. Amazon Web Services
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