Google Drive, Gmail hit by partial outage

Google is testing a new program that allows

Google is testing a new program that allows its search engine to bring information drawn from its users' Gmail accounts to a main search page. (Credit: Getty Images, 2011)

Google Inc is experiencing a small outage of some of its popular applications such as Gmail and Google Drive, the search engine said on Wednesday.

The company disclosed on its website that six of its 13 applications were having partial status disruptions.

The issue with Gmail, for example, is affecting less than 0.007 percent of Google Mail users, who cannot access their accounts.

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Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

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