Down For The Count: 9 High-Profile Cloud Outages

Google Talk

The same day as Microsoft's outage, Google Talk chat service used by Google Gmail customers went down for almost five hours.

Google's Talk Service dashboard kept customers updated throughout the outage, and Google apologized when the service was restored, saying in part: "Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better."

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