It is important to remember that line from a classic Start Trek film by the legendary engineer Mr. Scott... "The more you tap into the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain."
It appears that this was all related to making data available to their own servers.... think people.... it's what we do here on ATS.
Sync is essentially Google’s answer to Apple’s iCloud. It’s a software service built by Google to unshackle web surfers from their own desktops. It works in the background, shuttling information between the Chrome browser and Google’s servers, so that people users who log into Google can get at their bookmarks, extensions, and apps — no matter what computer they’re using to surf the web.
But on Monday, Steele wrote in a developer discussion forum, a problem with Google’s Sync servers kicked off an error on the browser, which made Chrome abruptly shut down on the desktop.
“It’s due to a backend service that sync servers depend on becoming overwhelmed, and sync servers responding to that by telling all clients to throttle all data types,” Steele said. That “throttling” messed up things in the browser, causing it to crash.
In traditional PR fashion, the spokesperson provides assurances that this is (or will be) a "short-lived" problem....
Be alert folks.... we need more "lerts."
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edit on 11-12-2012 by Maxmars because: (no reason given)