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Google crash hits millions of internet users

Google crash hits millions of internet users

The technical problem brought down not only the company’s hugely popular home page but also affected Gmail, its email service. Other companies who use Google to power their own websites’ searches were also affected by the fault.

It served as a potent reminder of society’s growing dependence on the firm’s technology. People around the world reported a slowdown, and the subject became one of the day’s most discussed on Twitter within the hour, with the phrase ‘googlefail’ as one of the most searched for terms.

Problems were also reported on Google News, Google Maps and the Google Calendar, all of which operated with varying degrees of success in various locations around the world. A Google UK spokesman refused to say how badly the British operations had been affected.

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