CapLinked Hit By Amazon Downtime

Manhattan Beach-based CapLinked, which operates a software service to help companies communicate with investors, is one of the firms caught by the widespread Amazon EC2 downtime today. CapLinked said in its blog that its site is temporarily unavailable due to Amazon's hosting service issues. Amazon started seeing errors at its Virginia website at 1:41 AM PDT this morning, taking down such sites as Reddit, Quora, Foursquare, and scores of others. Many web services use Amazon's EC2 software to offload processing of operations on their web sites.