Facebook is having a major outage. The Silicon Valley social network, as well as its photo app Instagram and messaging platform Messenger, went down for some users across the globe on Wednesday for several hours. Some users reported they were able to open the social network (albeit slowly) but couldn’t post anything, while for others it wouldn’t load at all. DownDetector, a website where people can report outages of popular internet services, indicates there has been huge spikes in complaints about Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram over the last several hours. It isn’t immediately clear what’s causing the issues. In a series of tweets, Facebook confirmed the outage, and said it wasn’t being targeted in a DDoS attack, as some people had speculated without evidence. “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible,” its official … [Read more...] about Facebook and Instagram go down for hours in major outage — and it says it’s not being DDoS attacked
Thanks to the following for footage: https://www.instagram.com/villacellabella/, https://www.instagram.com/ricgm/, https://www.instagram.com/candela.mont/, and https://www.instagram.com/adinistorfoto/ Villa Cella Bella in Bali, Indonesia has the most lavish flower pool. You can request the display with any design when you book a stay through AirBnb or other vacation rental sites. The creations are made with plumeria petals and can take up to six hours to make. Rooms start at $US99 a night. Business Insider Emails & Alerts Site highlights each day to your inbox. Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. … [Read more...] about An instagram-worthy villa in Bali covers their entire pool in a floating display of flower petals
On Monday, diabetes drugmaker Eli Lilly said it plans to make an “authorised generic” version of its life-saving diabetes medication Humalog and sell it for half the price of the branded version at $US137.35 a vial. Humalog is a type of short-acting insulin, which helps people with diabetes process the sugar in their blood. Its list price has risen more than 1200% since it was first approved in 1996 to $US274.70 a vial. The lower price might still be unaffordable for many diabetics who pay the full amount for the drug. Laura Marston vividly remembers what it’s like to pay $US140 for a vial of insulin. In 2012, Marston lost her job and found herself paying the full list price for Humalog, a life-saving medication used by people with diabetes to help process sugar found in the blood. At the time, Humalog cost about $US140 a vial. Marston is one of the 1.25 million people in the US who have Type 1 diabetes, and therefore need to inject insulin to live. Marston had … [Read more...] about A drugmaker just slashed the price of its life-saving medication by 50%, but people are worried the $137 price tag is still unaffordable
JetBlue is offering three lucky winners the chance to fly for free for an entire year as part of its All You Can Jet sweepstakes. To enter the sweepstakes, contestants must delete all of the photos from their Instagram accounts. Each grand prize is valued at $US20,000. All entries must be completed before 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, March 8, 2019, with winners notified around March 11. Want free flights for a year? JetBlue is giving three lucky winners exactly that as part of the airline’s All You Can Jet sweepstakes. However, there’s a catch. You have to delete all of the photos from your Instagram account. To enter the sweepstakes, contestants must wipe their Instagram accounts of all photos. Then, the airline wants you to upload a customised image using a tool found on its website. Finally, JetBlue wants to you to tag its Instagram account and use the hashtag #AllYOUCANJETSWEEPSTAKES. All entries must be completed before 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time … [Read more...] about JetBlue is giving away free flights for a year. But you have to delete all of your photos on Instagram to win.
“Saturday Night Live” took aim at President Donald Trump’s speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, which ran for more than two hours and had no apparent central focus. Trump told the audience he was going “off script” for the speech, the “crazier” moments of which were highlighted in the “Weekend Update” segment. Host Colin Jost pointed to the testimony Trump’s former personal lawyer delivered to Congress last week that accused Trump of various federal and financial crimes, saying Trump was “handling [it]…really well.” President Donald Trump’s speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) ran for more than two hours and touched on a wide variety of his often-touted topics, from his victory in 2016 to his distrust of Democratic lawmakers. That evening, “Saturday Night Live’s” “Weekend Update” host Colin Jost showed clips of the … [Read more...] about ‘SNL’ mocked wild moments from Trump’s two-hour CPAC speech: ‘What the hell was that?’