Google Suffers Global Hiccup

For 2 hours, most services were unavailable
By A Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2009 2:28 PM CDT
Google Suffers Global Hiccup
The outage was quickly billed as #GoogleFail on Twitter. The thread is shown in this screen shot.   (

(Newser) – Google was down for nearly 2 hours earlier today in a mysterious and widespread outage, PC World reports. Services from the home search page to Gmail, YouTube, Maps, and News were unavailable to users in the US and as far away as China. The glitch—quickly dubbed #googlefail on Twitter—seems resolved. Some attributed the outage to an AT&T routing issue; rumors of hacking also quickly surfaced.

"The issue affecting some Google services has been resolved," a company rep said. "We're sorry for the inconvenience, and we'll share more details soon." (Read more Google stories.)

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