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[2]: How about the ads?
by MeinNick on Tue 20th Aug 2013 20:08 UTC in reply to "RE: How about the ads?"
MeinNick
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2013-03-14

You want the Internet to become subscription based? Because that's the only other way websites bigger than a personnal blog, such as wired, gawker, reddit, 4chan, ars, could afford their hosting, much less their staff.

I've been through the dot-com bubble too. Sorry but my memories aren't as fond as yours. It's only after free web hosting (usually displaying ads) appeared that decent content became available.

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