A select group of Google users suffered an outage Tuesday.
Google has confirmed that some of its users were the victim of a recent service outage. According to the company the outage lasted a few hours and only affected "a small percentage" of users. Google has yet to verify what caused the brief outage.
"A small percentage of users have had issues accessing some Google services for a few hours today," said a Google spokesperson.
"We are sorry for the inconvenience. We're working to ensure access is restored for everyone."
Reports of an outage for Google's search and Hangout platforms began to surface around 1:00pm Pacific Time. Twitter users affected by the outage began tweeting #googledown to signify the loss of service.
Google's outage comes as a variety of companies experience similar loss of service.
Web hosting site GoDaddy recently landed in hot water, after scores of users had their sites knocked offline. The GoDaddy outage was originally thought to be the work of a hacker but the company has since denied any breach.
Despite its brief outage, Google has recently seen a successful run on Wall Street. Google's market cap recently exceeded US company General Electric (GE) in value to become the fifth most valuable business in America.
The jump is quite an accomplishment for Google as the company was ranked the 10th most valuable US firm last June. According to investment firm Bespoke, if Google stock sees a five percent increase in value by year's end it could be the third most valuable company in the United States.
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