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Spotify glitch caused massive podcast outage

Spotify glitch caused massive podcast outage
Spotify reported failures in its service during the night of Monday, May 30 and the early hours of Tuesday, May 31 (Photo: REUTERS / Brendan McDermid)
Spotify reported failures in its service during the night of Monday, May 30 and the early hours of Tuesday, May 31 (Photo: REUTERS / Brendan McDermid)

Users of Spotify suffered, for about eight hours, unable to listen to your favorite podcastsbecause the platform had a massive outage with server mega phone during the night of Monday, May 30 and the early hours of this Tuesday, May 31.

The fault, according to the reports offered Erin Stylesa Spotify spokesman, was because the company did not renew the security certificate of mega phonewhich caused that the contents stored in said space could not be enjoyed by consumers.

“Magaphone experienced a platform outage due to an issue related to our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate (…) During the outage, customers were unable to download podcast episodes from stored publishers”

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The company has presented failures in recent days (Photo: Pixabay)
The company has presented failures in recent days (Photo: Pixabay)

Despite the above, Styles confirmed that the problem was restored and the episodes are fully available to fans who access them through the music app; also, the spokeswoman confirmed that the company is in communication with the publishers who may have been affected.

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Spotify did not notify why it let Spotify’s security certificate expire. mega phone, as well as why it took so long to fix it, since it expired at 8:00 p.m. (Pacific time), according to the data found by Podnews .

The problem was not resolved until eight hours later, based on the information provided on the official page of the server. The service came back online just before 06:00. However, delays continued to be experienced and it was not until 09:45 hours when the company notified that the problem was completely resolved.

The problem was resolved until 09:00 (Photo: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)
The problem was resolved until 09:00 (Photo: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)
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The importance of the storage server is enormous for podcast episodes, since aims to insert dynamic ads in the different chapters that have channels dedicated to this turn in multimedia content.

In addition, it has the feature that the user, content creator, can access a set of tools to create quality contentas well as measure their impact and learn how to monetize their programs.

However, this company not only works with this app, it also collaborates with Apple podcast Y Google Podcast.

Spotify has launched Megaphone, a platform with which podcasters can access a set of tools to create quality content, measure its impact and monetize their programs (Photo: Spotify/Europa Press)
Spotify has launched Megaphone, a platform with which podcasters can access a set of tools to create quality content, measure its impact and monetize their programs (Photo: Spotify/Europa Press)

It is worth remembering that Spotify acquired Megaphone in December 2020 for USD 235 milliona purchase that was considered by experts as “the biggest bet” of the application to build a technological force in the world of podcasts.

The interruption that was experienced around the world caused annoyanceboth listeners and creators, who turned to different social networks -especially Twitter- to point out the problem and ask Spotify to solve it.

Batman Unearthed, the new Spotify podcast is now available

Batman Unearthed on Spotify (Photo: Technetium)
Batman Unearthed on Spotify (Photo: Technetium)

The production, which was announced in October 2020 but had not been talked about much since then, bears the stamp of the screenwriter David S. Goyer, author of the comics and movies, including the trilogy Knight’s Darkness (The Knight of the Night, in Spanish) by order of Christopher Nolan.

In addition to the original English version, the new batman podcast It will have versions in Spanish (Latin America), Italian, Portuguese, French, German, Japanese, Hindi and Indonesian. As for the Spanish version, the podcast is directed by Hari Sama.

According to the synopsis, the new production will feature the villain The Harvester, a serial killer who stalks the city before the unexpected passivity of Batman. For some reason, Bruce Wayne doesn’t remember his role as the Dark Knight and works as a medical examiner at a Gotham Hospital, run by his father, Dr. Thomas Wayne. Therefore, Barbara Gordon must enlist the help of Enigma to find the killer and find out what’s going on with Caped Crusader.

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