Kathy Doyle

Kathy Doyle has managed and developed interactive products and services for more than 20 years, starting her career in interactive publishing at Dow Jones & Co., where she was on the original team that launched The Wall Street Journal Online. She currently serves as a consultant to several publishing companies, including American Lawyer Media and SourceMedia.

BlackBerry Outage Day Three: Service Disruptions Expand

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Research in Motion’s (RIM) service outage is spreading. The three-day disruption, previously affecting BlackBerry subscribers in the Middle East, Europe and Africa, is now being reported in North and South America. RIM, maker of BlackBerry smartphones, released a statement saying “BlackBerry subscribers in the Americas may be experiencing intermittent service delays this morning. We are working to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and we apologize to our customers for any inconvenience. We will provide a further update as… continue…

BlackBerry Outages Continue in Europe, Mideast, Africa

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Research In Motion (RIM) Ltd.’s BlackBerry service experienced outages today across Europe and other parts of the world. RIM reported yesterday that that it had addressed the issues that brought down browsing, roaming and instant messaging capabilities for some customers in Europe, the Mideast and Africa. But just hours later, carriers reported new outages today. In a statement, RIM confirmed the disriptions but did not report on the reason behind them. Source: WSJ.com

Target’s Traffic Crashes Website During Fashion Line Launch

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Target’s Web site apparently crashed yesterday because of shopper demand for a new, limited edition clothing line the retail giant launched. The site was unavailable most of the day and is still experiencing outages today. Target is currently putting users into an online queue, automatically refreshing the page so visitors can eventually reach the site when capacity is available.  ”It’s a little bit embarrassing for one of the nation’s largest retailers to have a Web site that can’t support a rush… continue…

Stanford Hospital Patient Medical Records Posted Online

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What started out as a billing-and-payment analysis for Stanford Hospital ended up as a major data security breach for the institution. A patient recently discovered the public posting of medical records for 20,000 emergency room patients. Exposed data included names and diagnosis codes. The detailed spreadsheet somehow made its way from a hospital vendor, Multi-Specialty Collection Services, to Student of Fortune, a paid homework helper site, as an example of how to convert data into a bar graph. An investigation… continue…