Amazon's CTO just ripped whoever's behind the 'Pokemon Go' problems


Werner Vogels

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Amazon's Werner Vogels

Even Amazon's CTO is hooked on hot new app "Pokémon Go" - and he's cheekily offering his company's services to help stop the widespread outages the game is suffering because of its popularity. 


The adventure game has become crazy-popular since its launch on Wednesday, but server crashes keep rendering it useless for many would-be Ash Ketchums. Hence Amazon's Werner Vogels is stepping in to proffer the services of the company's cloud platform, AWS.  

The subtext being AWS is a better and more reliable platform than whatever the game currently uses.

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Niantic Labs, which makes"Pokémon Go", is a spinoff from Google / Alphabet, so there's a good chance that it's using Google's cloud platform, which makes it even more of a burn. 


John Hanke, the CEO of Niantic, tells Business Insider that the team is hard at work on a fix. No word on whether it will take Vogels up on its offer.

Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through hispersonal investment company Bezos Expeditions.