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Facebook Shut Itself Down for 30 Minutes

After code leak, 550M users were temporarily friendless

(Newser) - Facebook closed its virtual doors to users for about 30 minutes yesterday, after the code for a handful of new products went public before those products had been rolled out, reports Wired . The 550-million-user site shut itself down between about 4:15 and 4:45pm ET. “For a brief... More »

Google Brings Gmail Offline

Offline and 'flaky' modes rolled out to win over business users

(Newser) - Google has rolled out an offline service for Gmail in a bid to woo business users, CNET reports. The system lets users read, write, and search emails in their browsers even when they’re not connected to the Internet. Messages are sent and retrieved again once network access is restored.... More »

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