Google earned a whopping US$1.06 billion (33% of revenues of US$3.21 billion) in the fourth quarter but it's obvious that the new 800-lb computing gorilla isn't devoting much of those enormous resources to its Blogger group.
Subsequent Events: This afternoon (about 2:30 p.m. PST) I saw the following update message on the Blogger Status blog:
Update 10:50AM (PST): The issue has been fixed. Unfortunately pushing out the new build involved a few minutes outage. We apologize for trouble.
A number of users have had difficulty accessing Google News today. We know how important Google News is to our users and are working as quickly as possible to fully resolve the problem.