Google Inc’s web-based email service on Sept. 24 suffered its second technical problem in a month as users reported difficulty accessing their contacts, Reuters reports. The disruption, which took two and a half hours to resolve, followed a two-hour outage of Google’s news web site this week. Earlier this month, a majority of its eMail users were unable to access the service for more than an hour after routers got overloaded during a routine server upgrade. The series of disruptions comes as Google tries to compete with Microsoft Corp. by extending its services to schools and business users — who are likely to be less tolerant of long outages. Google offers its eMail service for free to consumers and schools but also sells a version to businesses with extra features and technical support for $50 per user, per year…

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