Google App Engine Back Up After Major Service Disruption – Dropbox and Tumblr Also Suffer

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http://techcrunch.com – Update: Google App Engine is back up. They just issued a statement: Google App Engine has now been restored and users should see service returning to normal. Our team is still continuing to investigate and determine the root cause of the issue. We know that many of our customers rely on App Engine for their mission critical applications. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this outage and we appreciate our customers’ patience. A Google spokesperson said an “event” occurred this morning,  which caused the load balancing issue.  They are still looking into the root caus (IT news)