Google services including Gmail and YouTube suffer outage
Google services including Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google Classroom suffered a widespread outage Monday, affecting many users and employers. "Services requiring users to log in experienced high error rates during this period," the spokesperson said. pic.twitter.com/HXqUcZf7q8 — Southport HS (@SHS_Cardinals) December 14, 2020Google users in multiple countries also took to social media to report their confusion and frustration with the outage, which Google didn't immediately acknowledge. In response to one user who reported that Gmail was down on Monday morning, Google said: "Currently, there are no disruptions with Gmail. — Gmail (@gmail) December 14, 2020cbsnews.com
Google, YouTube hit with rare service outages
Google, YouTube and other Google services reported massive outages on Monday morning. According to DownRightNow, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, Google Docs and other Google tools were not working on Monday morning across the globe. TechCrunch reports that some services are coming back online as of about 7:45 a.m. (I tried to access Google and YouTube and was successful)We are aware that many of you are having issues accessing YouTube right now – our team is aware and looking into it. We'll update you here as soon as we have more news. — TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) December 14, 2020The outage comes as many schools around the world are using these services to facilitate remote learning.
Google suffers widespread outage taking YouTube, Gmail and Drive apps offline
Alphabet's Google suffered a worldwide outage Monday that took several services including YouTube, Gmail and Google Drive offline. Service has since been restored, according to Google. The company's Workspace Status Dashboard shows all of its services are now back up and running as normal. Several people on social media reported issues with the platforms Monday morning, with Gmail, YouTube and Google Drive all showing error messages without further explanation. According to Down Detector, a site that aggregates reports of online service outages, problems with the platforms spiked at around 6:30 a.m.cnbc.com
Google taps ex-Microsoft executive Javier Soltero to lead G suite business
Google has hired ex-Microsoft executive Javier Soltero to run its G Suite business, which includes Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive and other productivity apps. Soltero most recently served as corporate vice president for Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant, and left the company late last year. He previously held various roles, including overseeing Microsoft Outlook. As vice president of G Suite, a new role for the company, Soltero will report to Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian, the company said in an email on Monday. WATCH: Google Cloud CEO says company is growing faster in Europe than elsewherecnbc.com