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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). The information will be included in the main Google search index and other Google products like Froogle and Google Local.

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 this time".

UPDATED (Oct 26, 13:23 Pacific Time): Google Base is online again. Shots: [1], [2], [3].


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