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Google Drive, Gmail and Docs hit by service disruptions

A number of Google services experienced partial disruptions or outright outages this morning as users took to social networks to vent their complaints. As of about 8am Central Time until 10am, the company’s App Status Dashboard showed partial disruptions for…

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…

Twitter suffers ongoing outages, UGNazi hackers take credit

In what is said to be its largest outage in eight months, Twitter experienced several service interruptions Thursday afternoon, with one outage lasting at least 40 minutes according to various reports. Data from analyst firms such as Sandvine, Apica and Pingdom show sporadic downtime...

Apple's Siri voice assistant hit by another outage

Apple's newly launched iPhone 4S voice assistant feature is once again under fire after it was hit with more outages over the weekend, according to numerous users. Reports began surfacing on Twitter Thursday, with users complaining of connection errors when trying to use…