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Google Cloud Platform outage takes down Snapchat, Pokemon Go and other sites and
Source: Steven Rosenberg




Google’s cloud-computing service took a dive Tuesday, knocking web sites offline and leading to widespread social-media chatter the day after Amazon’s Prime Day sale caused that company’s much-larger cloud platform to buckle.

Google was reporting at 1 p.m. that its Google App Engine, Google Cloud Networking and Google Stackdriver services were experiencing an outage. By 1:30, the search-engine giant turned all the red “x’s” to green check marks at its status.cloud.google.com page.

That Google outage either took down or otherwise crippled for a time the popular LA-based Snapchat social network, the Discord chat service, the Spotify music streaming service, and the Pokemon Go and Rocket League games, according to reports on Twitter.

The Google Cloud Platform outage comes a day after Amazon delivered pictures of dogs along with apologies to shoppers hoping to score Amazon Prime Day deals. Amazon uses its own Amazon Web Services cloud-computing platform, the largest such offering.

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