Gmail outage hits undetermined number

Google confirmed that an outage affected an unidentified number of Gmail users on Wednesday. "We are aware that a small percentage of Gmail users experienced issues earlier today. Access was quickly restored," Google said in an e-mail statement. Asked to elaborate, a company spokeswoman said: "We don't have additional details." The company experienced an outage to its Google Web sites in May.

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