YouTube Down for Many on Tuesday: 500 / 502 Internal Server, ‘Trained Monkeys’ Error Reported; Not Working for Many

YouTube apparently went down for many people on Tuesday.

On Twitter, people were saying the video-sharing service was out, getting error messages.

Some were getting a 502 error while others said they got a 500 internal server error.

“Sorry, something went wrong. A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation. If you see them, show them this information…,” it reads.

The “monkeys” description is the official YouTube error message.

 

The Associated Press tech update: BC-US-TEC–HTC-Windows Phone/418

NEW YORK (AP) — HTC will start making a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft’s Windows software inside.

HTC said it developed the new model at the request of Microsoft, which has been trying to boost its Windows Phone system. The company will continue to make an Android version of the One, as well as other Android phones.

“By no means does this indicate we’re moving away from Android,” HTC spokesman Jeff Gordon said.

HTC Corp. was the first company to release a phone using Google’s Android operating system back in 2008, but it now lags behind Samsung, Huawei, Lenovo and other makers of Android phones despite critical acclaim for the HTC One.

HTC was also the first to release a Windows phone, in 2002, but it hasn’t had a new one since 2012.

Gordon said HTC has been waiting until it had something strong enough to compete with Lumia phones from Nokia, a business Microsoft now owns. A mid-range device, he said, “would completely be overshadowed by the competition.”

HTC also benefits from Microsoft’s decision this year to give away its Windows Phone software for use in phones, as Google does with Android. The strategy reduces manufacturing costs for phone makers.

 

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