updated 02:01 pm EDT, Mon March 17, 2014
Majority of Google services remain unaffected
Users have discovered outages in some Google services. At noon ET, Google+ Hangouts, Google Sheets, and Google Talk were all inaccessible by most users worldwide. Google has since restored access to all three, with restoration times around 3PM EST for each with no other comment or discussions on the matter. The outage did not appear to affect Google's search engine or other services.
Back in January, Google suffered another widespread outage that hit is Gmail service as well as Google+ functions that lasted around two hours. Broadly speaking, Google's services have a high rate of reliability, but any outage no matter how minor affects multiple millions of people, creating short-term havoc for those dependent on the services.