Update 4:36 p.m. PDT with outside comment about possible causes of the Amazon.com outage.
A two-hour Amazon.com outage is over. Now on to the post-mortem: what triggered the problem?
Amazon declared itself clear of the problem this afternoon. "The Amazon retail site was down for approximately two hours earlier today beginning around 10:25 a.m. The site (is) back up," the company said in statement.
But as to the explanation, the company only hinted that its complicated computing infrastructure was, unsurprisingly, a culprit.
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