Google says services back up for US users

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Alphabet Inc’s Google said services were back up for users in the US after a brief outage late on Tuesday, according to a company spokesperson.

“There was a very brief issue affecting the availability of results for some searches, limited to the Americas region, and it was quickly addressed,” the spokesperson said in an email, without disclosing further details on the outage.

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At the peak of the outage more than 22,000 users were impacted, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com.

Downdetector tracks outages by collating status reports from a number of sources including user-submitted errors on its platform.

About 87 percent of impacted users had reported issues with Google Search, Downdetector data showed.

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