Down goes Google, down goes the Internet?

It was only down for a few minutes, but a Google outage on Friday still has people talking about the global impact. The tech giant's search engine went down briefly along with a few other services. It's estimated the outage caused a nearly 40 percent drop in global Internet traffic.

Carl Franzen, reporter for The Verge, joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss. Click on the audio player above to hear more.

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