Google glitch disrupts search engine, e-mail

Thursday, May 14, 2009 | 12:13 p.m. CDT

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Technical problems at Google prevented an unknown number of people from using its Internet search engine, e-mail and other services.

In a Thursday post on its Web site, the Mountain View-based company reported that a "small subset of users" were unable to get into their e-mail accounts. At 11:39 a.m., Google announced the problem was resolved.

Without elaborating, Google said the e-mail trouble might have affected other services as well.

Multiple messages posted on Twitter, a popular information-sharing forum, indicated that people all over the world were having trouble with the Google search engine and e-mail.