Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Google Tests its eBay Killer?

eWeek: "Search giant Google, Inc. tipped its hand this week to Google Base, it's much-rumored auction service that many people believe is meant to compete against auction sites like eBay or CraigsList.
Screen shots of 'Google Base,' available on several different Web logs, explain that the service-to-be is a database consisting of 'your content' that's free to contribute.
Items in the database include a party invite or a 'listing of your used car for sale.' There is also a tie-in mentioned to Google's comparison shopping site Froogle, and Google Local, the combination Google mapping and localized search results.
Google said, in a prepared statement, that what the blogs alluded to is an 'early-stage test of a product that enables content owners to easily send their content to Google.'
A Google spokeswoman also confirmed the accuracy of the screen shots, but wouldn't comment further. "

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