Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest are using Twitter and Facebook to update subscribers after violent storms across the eastern US caused server outages for hours. Netflix and Pinterest restored service by Saturday afternoon. Netflix, Pinterest and Instagram are customers of Amazon's web services division. The unit provides web services and data storage facilities that are commonly used for "cloud computing".
Amazon spokeswoman Kay Kinton told The Associated Press in an email that the storm cut power to some of company's operations. Service has been restored for most customers, Kinton said.