Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Aug 2013 10:33 UTC
Internet & Networking

Worldwide internet traffic plunged by around 40% as Google services suffered a complete black-out, according to web analytics experts.

The tech company said all of its services from Google Search to Gmail to YouTube to Google Drive went down for between one and five minutes last night.

The reason for the outage is not yet known, and Google refused to provide any further information when contacted by Sky News Online.

According to web analytics firm GoSquared, global internet traffic fell by around 40% during the black-out, reflecting Google's massive grip on the web.

Woah.

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RE: How about the ads?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 19th Aug 2013 14:22 UTC in reply to "How about the ads?"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

That's possible/probable. I had a mini Google outage a while ago where my internet connection couldn't reach google. Non google pages could load, but they would often stall when trying to load google analytic or google ads. It made it seem like everything was down.

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