U.K. News Sites Swamped in Wake of London Bombings
News Web sites in the United Kingdom struggled to remain reachable in the hours after a series of bombings in London this morning, as people turned to the sites for information about the attacks.
The Web sites of Sky News, Financial Times and the BBC all experienced significant slowdowns in the hours after the explosions, according to Keynote Systems, a Web traffic analysis company based in San Mateo, Calif. Keynote said some sites took as much as four times as long as usual to load.
In an unrelated incident in the United States, a power outage Wednesday at Web hosting company Advance Internet caused outages for more than 30 newspaper sites, including several large metropolitan dailies, according to analysis by Netcraft, a Web site security and monitoring firm based in Bath, England.
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