Google Inc (GOOG) News: Google Goes Down For 5 Minutes, ICANN Shoots Down Google’s ‘Dotless Domains’ Proposal, Moto X Is Not Make Or Break For Google’s Motorola Mobility and More

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Google goes down for 5 minutes, web traffic takes a dive (The Times of India)

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s services, including the popular Google Search, suffered a rare outage on early Saturday morning. The outage was noticed around 4.20am IST and lasted for around 5 minutes. All Google services were disrupted. If a user tried to access Gmail or Google Search, the web browser returned 502 error.

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ICANN Shoots Down Google’s ‘Dotless Domains’ Proposal (PC Mag)
A bid to save you even more time when you’re trying to hit up your favorite sites on the Web has officially been quashed by the Internet overlords. We’re speaking, of course, about the recent decision by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to officially put the “no” to Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s proposal for “dotless domain names.”

The Moto X Is Not Make Or Break For Google’s Motorola Mobility (Forbes)
There’s an idea floating around that the new Moto X is something of a make or break product for Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)‘s Motorola Mobility . And I’m afraid that I really don’t think that is true. It’s certainly an important product, yes, Google will be delighted if it succeeds. But that’s not the same thing as saying that Google’s purchase of Motorola Mobility will be justified or not by the success of the Moto X. For I think it’s fairer to say that Google’s purchase has been justified by other things they’ve got from the purchase: the Moto X succeeding would just be icing upon the cake.

Google boosts bounties for Chromium bug-hunters (PC World)
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is upping the rewards it offers to bug hunters on its Chromium Vulnerability Rewards program to $5000 for those previously rated at $1000, the firm has announced. Nearly three years after it started handing out money to researchers on this program, Google has gradually increased the sums it offers for those wanting to make it on to its “Hall of Fame” list. Judging from the list, a small elite of researchers is already making a tidy living from the rewards.

Google to encrypt Cloud Storage data by default (PC World)
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) said Thursday it will by default encrypt data warehoused in its Cloud Storage service. The server-side encryption is now active for all new data written to Cloud Storage, and older data will be encrypted in the coming months, wrote Dave Barth, a Google product manager, in a blog post.