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Widespread Google Outages Confirmed

PC World and mulititude of other sources have reported that Google suffered from a widespread outage affecting many of its online services today. Most Google properties were inaccessible to users across the U.S. and worldwide from about 10:45 a.m. until about 12:20 p.m. EDT. People from coast-to-coast and as far as China, Australia, and France were all impacted, PC World reports. Google has since released the following statement: "The issue affecting some Google services has been resolved. We're sorry for the inconvenience, and we'll share more details soon."

Some theories have pointed to AT&T as a cause of the Google outage, suggesting a routing issue of some sort is to blame.

Read full story: PC World

Updates:  UPDATED May 15, 2009 8:14 am PST
Reaching Google via Asia? CircleID, May.15.2009
AT&T Statement: "After receiving speculative reports in the media that Google experienced an outage related to the AT&T network, we looked into the matter. We have not identified any specific problems in our network that could have caused the reported outage." AT&T, May.14.2009
The Great GoogleLapse Arbor Networks, May.14.2009
Google networking error caused outage CNet, May.14.2009
This is your pilot speaking. Now, about that holding pattern... Google Inc., May.14.2009

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