LivingSocial website outage continues into second day

 

LivingSocial is been out of service for two days.
LivingSocial is been out of service for two days.

Online daily deals service LivingSocial suffered a website outage that extended into a second day on Wednesday, leaving its customers with no way to log in to the struggling site.

“Throughout the night, our teams have been working nonstop to address the issue and attempt to ensure that it never happens again,” the company said in a blog post. “We have isolated the technical issue and are pushing forward to have the site up and running again as soon as possible.”

A spokeswoman declined to estimate when that might be, or to comment beyond the blog post.

The company doesn’t believe financial information or consumer or merchant data was compromised, the blog post said.

The outage extends a run of setbacks for LivingSocial, which is struggling with declining sales and continuing losses even as rival Groupon grows and narrows losses.

Earlier this year, LivingSocial suffered a cyber attack, resulting in 50 million subscribers needing to change their account passwords and leading to a drop in sales.

In a filing last month, online retailer Amazon, which holds a 31 percent stake in LivingSocial, said it valued LivingSocial at $48.4 million, down from almost $1 billion in June 2012.

The company attracted a great deal of consumer buzz around 2010 and 2011, when the concept of daily deals was relatively new and the company ran promotions such as a $10 voucher that gave customers $20 worth of groceries at Whole Foods. But it has had trouble living up to its early promise.

Last week, Groupon said it would buy Ticket Monster, LivingSocial’s ecommerce business in South Korea, in a cash and stock deal worth up to $260 million.

Besides Amazon, LivingSocial’s backers include Grotech Ventures, Revolution LLC, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and T. Rowe Price.

 



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

MTA announces service changes for Sunday

The MTA has announced service changes ahead of Sunday's People's Climate March, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Riders using…

Local

NYPD launches Twitter account for L train

The NYPD recently launched a Twitter handle dedicated to the L train and its riders. According to @NYPDLtrain, officers went underground Thursday morning to hand…

Local

Bushwick community space offers activists a place to…

A new Bushwick community space offers community activists to meet, create, learn and throw back a few cold ones. MayDay, located 214 Starr Street in Bushwick,…

Local

Activists gearing up for Sunday's "historic" People's Climate…

If all goes according to plan, more than 100,000 people will gather near Central Park West on Sunday morning and march through midtown to raise…

Movies

Review: Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem' is better…

Terry Gilliam's latest, "The Zero Theorem," concerns a reclusive malcontent (Christoph Waltz) struggling with the search for the meaning of life.

Music

Esperanza Spalding and a being called Emily get…

Esperanza Spalding is about to spiral off in a brand new direction that may or may include an alter ego named Emily.

Movies

Review: Bickering family dramedy 'This is Where I…

A talented cast sits Shiva in the bickering family dramedy "This is Where I Leave You," although it's more sap than yuks.

Movies

Review: Desert-walking movie 'Tracks' would be better as…

Mia Wasikowska walks 1700 miles across Australia's deserts in "Tracks," in a story that defies triumph-of-the-spirit cliches but gets some of them anyway.

NFL

Eric Decker 'unlikely to play' against Bears: Source

Jets wide receiver Eric Decker's status for Monday night’s game against the Bears is in doubt after he missed practice again Wednesday.

NFL

Preston Parker, not Odell Beckham, will replace Jerrel…

Tom Coughlin noted the next man up will be unheralded veteran Preston Parker.

NFL

NFL Week 3 full schedule (kickoff time, TV)

NFL Week 3 full schedule (kickoff time, TV)

NFL

Fantasy football: Run with Knile Davis, Khiry Robinson,…

Fantasy football: Run with Knile Davis, Khiry Robinson, Donald Brown

Parenting

A sneaky way to serve kids fruits and…

"My First Juices and Smoothies" gives smoothie recipes for kids.

Style

3 things we love from Day 1 of…

The highlights from Day 1 of Milan Fashion Week.

Sex

Why don't more couples use condoms?

  Call it the “condom moment.” That’s the name the authors of a new study have given to the pivotal conversation every couple should be…

Sex

Need an idea for a first date? Here's…

Picture your idea of a nice first date. Is it dinner and a movie? A visit to an interesting museum exhibit? Instead, an expert on…