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Interior of a Google data center. Photo: Google

Some Google experienced an outage in services Sunday, including YouTube and Gmail, as did some businesses that rely on Google Cloud.

What's happening: The outages, which Google says are centered around the eastern U.S., are also affecting Snapchat and Vimeo, among others, per The Verge. Google said it believes it has found the root cause of the error and expects service to be back to normal soon.

Update: Google said that as of 4 p.m. PT, the issues were resolved for all customers.

"We will conduct an internal investigation of this issue and make appropriate improvements to our systems to help prevent or minimize future recurrence," Google said. "We will provide a detailed report of this incident once we have completed our internal investigation."

At that point, it will also detail what credits it will offer to affected business customers.

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The big picture: Positive fourth quarter results show Netflix's resiliency, despite increased competition and pandemic-related production headwinds.

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Janet Yellen, Biden's pick to lead the Treasury Department, pushed back against two key concerns from Republican senators at her confirmation hearing on Tuesday: the country's debt and the incoming administration's plans to eventually raise taxes.

Driving the news: Yellen — who's expected to win confirmation — said spending big now will prevent the U.S. from having to dig out of a deeper hole later. She also said the Biden administration's priority right now is coronavirus relief, not raising taxes.

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President Trump gave a farewell video address on Tuesday, saying that his administration "did what we came here to do — and so much more."

Why it matters, via Axios' Alayna Treene: The address is very different from the Trump we've seen in his final weeks as president — one who has refused to accept his loss, who peddled conspiracy theories that fueled the attack on the Capitol, and who is boycotting his successor's inauguration.