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Google resolves Cloud Platform outage that affected Snapchat, Spotify, Pokemon GO

A major outage earlier today affected a number of services that rely on Google’s Cloud Platform

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A number of popular apps and services, including Snapchat, Spotify and Pokemon GO, were affected by an outage caused by the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

According to the Google Cloud Twitter account, the outages began affecting users around 12:30pm PST (3:30pm EST).

Google said that the issue was resolved as of 12:48pm PST (3:48EST), and the Google Cloud Status Dashboard confirmed that the issue was resolved for all affected users at 1:23PST (4:23PST).

“We will conduct an internal investigation of this issue and make appropriate improvements to our systems to help prevent or minimize future recurrence,” reads an excerpt from a July 17th, 2018 Google Cloud Status Dashboard notice.

The outage also affected websites like the Drudge Report and popular far-right blog Breitbart.

Source: Twitter

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