(Bloomberg) -- Thousands of internet users reported widespread issues with prominent websites, including Amazon.com Inc., Home Depot Inc, Airbnb Inc. and United Parcel Service Inc. according to Downdetector.com, which monitors web outages.

Akamai Technologies Inc., whose services help speed and improve web content delivery, said it was experiencing a service disruption, and is investigating the problem. At about 12:30 p.m. New York time, the company said it would give an update in 30 minutes.

The reported outages, which include airlines, insurance companies and websites for various other industries, began to spike at about 11:30 a.m. and continued surging an hour later, according to Downdetector.

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