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If you tried to use any service on the internet Tuesday, you likely discovered it was down.

Now we know why: a small typo in an Amazon Web Services command that put down websites across the net, and brought new attention to the hugely important role the cloud service plays in keeping the internet running.

On this episode of the Week in Geek, we dig into the outage and the reasons behind it, and what it means for the future of the internet and the cloud.

Plus, we dive into Snap’s Initial Public Offering. The parent of Snapchat and self-proclaimed camera innovator debuted on the market this week with the biggest IPO since Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.

But some believe that investors are putting their money on a sinking ship. We discuss Snap’s prospects in the wider tech world, as well as its popularity (or lack thereof) across generations.

And we get a peek into two the new Seattle offices of a couple of tech companies: Tableau’s artistic Fremont headquarters and Apple’s secretive downtown office.

Listen to the podcast above or download it as an MP3.

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