Is Google taking a shot at Ebay with their new Google Base?
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.
Examples of items you can find in Google Base:
* Description of your party planning service
* Articles on current events from your website
* Listing of your used car for sale
* Database of protein structures
It’s a pretty nebulous idea that has ramifications elsewhere, but you can’t help but notice the parallels in the use for this and the current popularity of things like ebay/ebaymotors, craigslist, etc.