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    Anyone else finding google slow to load ?

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    Fine for me, maybe it's your internet connection?

    Google is working ok.

    Original Poster

    Thanks think i need to run a scan,

    Original Poster

    Its ok its google ,Its doing the same on my laptop,

    tonyg1962;5210621

    Its ok its google ,Its doing the same on my laptop,



    Is your laptop using the same internet connection as your PC? If it is then it'll be a problem with your connection.

    If they're on independent internet connections it could either be a coincidence or possibly a problem with your internet provider in your local area?

    Google is taking longer to load for me too....and i have 100meg service

    Original Poster

    Thanks thought it wasnt just me,

    google is now taking over a minute to find a result....it is not just you!

    sloooowwwwwww for me too

    yeha taking a while for me

    All instant for me.
    Prob just your isp.

    nlambert;5210844

    Google is taking longer to load for me too....and i have 100meg service


    100meg?

    bull.

    t0mm;5211781

    100meg? bull.



    I do Have a 100 meg connection...at work...i get download speeds of over 90 mbps and can download a 700meg move in about 1 minute

    Just thought I would post this to give the OP some piece of mind and try to reassure him that he is not going completely off his trolley.

    news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm


    Google apology for slow service


    Google apologised for what it called a "traffic jam" that resulted in slow service or even interruption on the internet search giant's main page.

    Gmail and Google's news site were also reported as "sluggish" or unavailable to millions of users for about an hour.

    This is not the first time the company has faced such problems.

    "An error in one of our systems caused us to direct some of our traffic through Asia," said Urs Hoelzle, a spokesman for the company.

    "As a result, about 14% of our users experienced slow services or even interruptions," he said. "We've been working hard to make our services ultrafast and 'always on', so it's especially embarrassing when a glitch like this one happens.

    "We're very sorry that it happened, and you can be sure that we'll be working even harder to make sure that a similar problem won't happen again," said Mr Hoelzle, Google's senior vice president of operations.

    Sympathy

    The outage has called into question the reliability of web-based services.

    Google's "efforts to have some of their services, in particular their apps, and to a less extent Gmail, treated as serious business services that one can use instead of locally installed and maintained apps could be seriously undermined by a major outage like that," said Ezra Gottheil, an analyst with Technology Business Research.

    "This is bad news for Google's efforts to build up Apps, and to a less extent, Gmail, as critical business tools. If the mighty Google can stumble, then who can be trusted?" Mr Gottheil told Computerworld.com

    Other industry watchers say the interruption might cause businesses to reconsider using these services.

    "Maybe companies that are thinking about a cloud strategy - such as Google Apps - need to look into backup clouds" said Sam Diaz, a senior editor at technology news site ZDNet.

    On the microblogging service Twitter the service failure became a major topic of discussion.

    "Funny how something we lived without for the longest time is suddenly something we can't live without," tweeted simonnet.

    While k_sasha tweeted "Sympathies to the Google servers. Happens to everyone. But this is why the world needs more than one search engine."

    Napolebsis posted "The Google outage endorses my recent decision to move some services back to offline apps."

    This is not the first time that Google has had technical problems.

    In February 2009, Google's Gmail service experienced a breakdown leaving millions of people worldwide without access to the free web-based e-mail service for a few hours.

    In January, the internet company was hit by technical problems resulting in users being unable to access search results.
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