Feeds

Google News stumbles again

World stops happening for 15 whole minutes

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Google's news aggregation and search site had another little lie down yesterday, for the second time this week.

On Monday afternoon the news page was briefly unavailable from the UK and it went down for another 15 minutes yesterday. Google UK did not comment on Monday's problems.

But Computerworld had more luck - Google said a small percentage of users got a 503 server error and apologised.

Last week Google suffered a far more serious outage, which meant users around the world lost access to most of Google's applications, including Gmail, maps, Google Docs and AdSense.

Some services were still available but were unbearably slow. Google said a traffic routing problem caused the blip.

The annoyance caused to the average user shows how far the search company has inveigled its way into our working lives. For companies dependent on Google Apps, the outage was more than just annoying, of course. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain
Told to cough up more details as antitrust probe goes deeper
BBC: We're going to slip CODING into kids' TV
Pureed-carrot-in-ice cream C++ surprise
Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can
No, not with swearing, but by controlling the release cycle
Scratched PC-dispatch patch patched, hatched in batch rematch
Windows security update fixed after triggering blue screens (and screams) of death
This is how I set about making a fortune with my own startup
Would you leave your well-paid job to chase your dream?
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.