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Google Drive outage reminds us that cloud services aren't perfect

Reports this morning of Google Drive becoming inaccessible sent ripples through social media. Shortly after complaints surfaced, Google confirmed Drive was experiencing a noteworthy disruption. The company subsequently resolved the issue and all Google services appear to have returned to normal…

Wikipedia suffers 2-hour downtime due to cut fiber cables

Online encyclopedia Wikipedia suffered an outage around 14:30 GMT for two hours yesterday after two crucial fiber cables close to one of their datacenters in Florida were accidently cut, resulting in the site and its associated services running very sluggish…

Google Talk and Twitter suffer service outages

Google's instant messaging service has recovered from a widespread outage that lasted around six hours through Thursday morning. Most users were affected by the downtime, which began some time around 6:40AM ET. Google promptly responded to reports of the interruption…