Google New Product: Google Base
Well, the news is out but as of right this moment the product isnâ€™t (publically). Tom Oliveri, Google’s product marketing manager, reviewed the new Google product, Google Base yesterday. Google Base is â€˜Googleâ€™s databaseâ€™ to which folks can add any type of content to and they host it, make it searchable for free. Idea here is using Google as a centralised service.
This sounds like a â€˜take over the world [or at least the web]â€™ plan! Hmâ€¦ letâ€™s see, the world goes to Google for searching, Blogger for blogging (well most/some), GMail for e-mail [well most/some], AdSense for money [ok some], AdWords for exposure [ok some], Groups for talking [many], and now Google wants their/our content. Iâ€™ll let you have your opinion, but to be honest, this just seems a bit too, hmm, Google?
Michael Arrington from TechCrunch provides a few examples of what Google Base can be used for, if youâ€™re confused:
â€¢ Description of your party planning service
â€¢ Articles on current events from your website
â€¢ Listing of your used car for sale
â€¢ Database of protein structures
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