Google has closed applications for Google Analytics, making it the third Google Launch that completely failed for capacity this year (after Google Web Accelerator and Google Earth).
Google Analytics has experienced extremely strong demand, and as a result, we have temporarily limited the number of new signups as we increase capacity. In the meantime, please submit your name and email address and we will notify you as soon as we are ready to add new accounts. Thank you for your patience.
This is something Microsoft and Yahoo have never been caught doing. Its time for Google to stop underplanning product launches. Imaging if Microsoft launched a game console and didn’t have enough units for all the people who wanted it…
Well, there’s more of an excuse with hardware that needs to be ready for the holiday season than websites that could have been launched a week later with more capacity.
(via Om Malik)
UPDATE: Phillip says a lot of Google services have been experiencing slowdowns and downright outages lately, with even Google.com going down. Is anyone else seeing problems on this scale?