Outages hit Toys "R" Us, WebTV

Logjams continue to freeze up the toy company's retail site, while WebTV encounters its own difficulties, with email outages.

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As online traffic begins to ramp up for the holidays, many sites struggle technically to balance the load.

"Messages sent through WebTV are arriving hours, even days late, both coming and going."

- WebTV user


Toys "R" Us jammed a second day
update Web site troubles continue to plague the toy company as customers overwhelm its servers, raising further questions about its ability to adapt to the high demands of e-commerce.

WebTV grappling with email problem
Many users of Microsoft's WebTV are experiencing delays receiving their email. The software giant's Internet problems also include have included Hotmail outages.

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