Thursday, October 27, 2005

Google base, ultimate database?


Google is testing a new service that would allow consumers to post and make searchable any type of content, the company confirmed this week. [LBE note: hope their searching hierarchy is better than Google itself! See earlier posts on "patent reform."]

Screenshots of the "Google Base" service surfaced this week, immediately prompting speculation that the search giant was getting ready to take one...someone.

Was the new offering the precursor to a new e-commerce site that could wipe eBay and Craigslist off the map? Or maybe Google was developing a massive information storage service?

For its part, a Google spokeswoman stated that the site was merely experimenting with a way to "provide content owners an easy way to give us access to their content."


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