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Google Experienced Short Outage Across Multiple Services

The internet felt as if it had died moments ago, as almost all of Google’s services seemed to have experienced an outage. The outage only lasted a couple of minutes at most, but Gmail, Voice, Reader, Google+, YouTube, etc. were all down.

Hopefully, you all survived. There may have been a minor freakout happening over at DL HQ…

  • Bob

    aparently Gmail doesn’t get along with firefox.

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    For some reason I-Google went down also.

  • This probably has a connection with Hurricane Sandy. I’m in N.J. and internet services, TV, cell phone service is out in different parts of the state including up in Manhattan.

  • Teng Taing

    i thought it had something to do with everyone uploading their photo sphere images to G+

  • Droid Burgundy

    I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.

  • Rodney

    still down

  • SeanBello

    they activated Skynet

    • Chris Hollenbeck

      At least I don’t need to go Christmas shopping.

  • I might not have noticed had I not been working at Google at the time. It was a nice 5 minute break, then back to work….slave drivers.

  • Aardvark99

    They should have known better than to rely on Stormtroopers in their data centers. They never do anything right. (*stormtroopers are a registered trademark of Disney Inc)

  • Bboy_SF

    I cant send any texts, I keep getting error message. Gnex Verizon

  • theoiulkj

    Almost killed myself.

  • pezjono

    Didn’t even notice. Too busy working 😉

  • zepfloyd

    There are all kinds of data issues routing through NYC, post storm. Wouldn’t surprise me if it was somewhat related.

    • michael arazan

      That’s what the news said, a lot of sites have gone down that are linked to amazon servers on the east coast areas.

  • Yep my OG Driod gave me a Gmail sign in error error a few mins ago..

  • I was wondering why iCalendar on my MacBook Pro kept popping up every five seconds yelling at me that it couldn’t connect to my GMAIL Calendar! What would Apple product do without Google services? lol

  • Ethan

    This is how the Chinese take us over: hack and control teh YouTubez.

  • Josh

    It was probably a viral attack from Apple. But like most apple products, it was short lived…

  • Nope. Died.

  • Dustin Wen

    Down for two minutes. And back again.

  • Abhisshack D

    and it is restored now . it was 5 min outage

  • George Fayad

    I’m now getting a password error on my google talk desktop app.

    • George Fayad

      And now its working again!

  • Apostrafee

    Amazing…I just had 5 people panicking in my Verizon store wondering why YouTube wasn’t working….imagine if it went down forever?

    • We’re so addicted to Google heh.

      • Hmmm. If this continues … and the length of the outtages grow over time for each instance … it’ll be similar and synonomous to RIM’s NOC outtages – very famous & infamous. In RIM’s first 7yrs it didn’t have an outage; Google took 11yrs.