All You Base are Belong to Google
October 26, 2005 1 Comment
As if you haven't already had enough of that joke. From Google Base: “Post your items on Google. Google Base is Google's database into which you can add all types of content. We'll host your content and make it searchable online for free.”
Oddly, only some people can seem to get there right now. This could get interesting. With this move, Google is trying to become a huge generic data warehouse. They get the data for free, which gives them not only more to search (so more ads to show) but more importantly more information on how people use data. Think about that for a second. Add in the much rumored Google payment system and you come out with a Craigslist-Ebay hybrid that is searchable via Google technology. Could be huge – we'll have to see which direction Google pushes it in.