Google, Microsoft Court Twitter as Service Suffers Outage


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Senior Director of Federal Policy and the Washington Office


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It couldn’t have happened at a worse time. Microblogging service Twitter suffered an outage Thursday, just as it reportedly was negotiating a licensing deal with either Google or Microsoft. The up-and-down day for Twitter mirrors the service’s bigger struggles as it grapples with technical SNAFUs, a business model, and its blockbuster success.