Gmail service outage points to a hole in the cloud

Posted by azerthoth on Feb 24, 2009 9:01 PM EDT; By Scott M. Fulton, III
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A service outage that impacted users of Google services including Gmail for approximately 75 minutes early this morning, is calling attention to a potential kink in the cloud: While an estimated 113 million Gmail accounts were forced to resort to Google's new offline mode, introduced last month, a number of Google service users were also forced to wait, since Gmail also serves as the company's central source of service authentication.

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