Yahoo apologises for Black Monday fiasco
Company comes clean on retail site outage
Yahoo is attempting to placate members of its Small Business Merchant programme after an outage left many sellers unable to process orders on the busiest online shopping day of the year.
The programme allows users to set up and maintain online stores and process payments.
But problems began at 6am US Pacific time when Yahoo said that systems which power the service went down.
As a result, merchants were unable to process orders and users were unable to make purchases.
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