GOOGLE BASE, THE SPIRIT OF OUR TIMES
[Oct 25, 2005] Google's just launched
'Google Base', a service to insert and share
all types of content: events, housing, jobs, products, second-hand vehicles, ... (view image).
will be included in the main Google search index and other Google products like Froogle and Google
This new tool will be introduced during the
'Google Zeitgeist'05 Partner Forum' to be
held today at Google HQ in California.
We expect that 'Google Purchases' --the
new micropayments service among users-- will be also introduced as a complement to 'Google Base'.
UPDATED: Philipp Lenssen predicts
that 'Google Base' will be a big DataBase, creating a new GoogleSQL, and points to this
this screenshot (seweso.com), where Google asks us to
type some atributes of a house to be rented or sold.
Google wants to become a meeting-point where users share their information, instead of crawling it with their
robots by accessing webpages.
UPDATED 2: Gary Price received a mail from a Google spokesperson,
who claims that
today's webpage is "en early-stage test of a product that enables content owners
to easily send their content to Google, but we don't have anything to announce at
UPDATED (Oct 26, 13:23 Pacific Time): Google Base is online again.