Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. lost service on its Web site today sporadically for less than an hour, a spokeswoman said.

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SEATTLE — Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. lost service on its Web site today sporadically for less than an hour, a spokeswoman said.


“Some folks had trouble getting to the site and others didn’t,” said Patty Smith, spokeswoman for the Seattle-based company.


She described the difficulty as “just a sporadic problem (that) has been resolved on site.”


Amazon shares rose 78 cents, or 1.8 percent, to $43.38 in afternoon trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market.