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Google Classifieds Coming? grobe msg:1236971 2:37 am on Oct 26, 2005 (gmt 0) "An online classified service being tested by Google set off intense speculation today after a Web site for the service was accidentally made public and discovered by a computer programmer on Monday.
The service, named Google Base, which was accessible at base.google.com, described itself as: "Google's database into which you can add all types of content. We'll host your content and make it searchable online for free.""
[ ...] nytimes.com
zCat msg:1236972 6:48 am on Oct 26, 2005 (gmt 0)
There's an arstechnica article here: [ ...] arstechnica.com
I wonder how google is going to prevent massive data spamming?
shri msg:1236973 10:12 am on Oct 26, 2005 (gmt 0)
Anyone remember this?
...] robinsloan.com JoaoJose msg:1236974 6:24 pm on Oct 26, 2005 (gmt 0)
Yep. This had already crossed my mind and now it's for real...not very good for me as my main site is basically a free classified ads database...
Basically Google's founders were smart, they went for what the growing internet needed - data organization.
So we all can say bye bye to video and photo galleries, classified ads, etc websites....
They'll chunck everything on their system and have the search engine as a giant doorway with google related products on the top spots...
I really don't blame them I would do the same.
fischermx msg:1236975 7:59 pm on Oct 26, 2005 (gmt 0)
Yikes! I have a classifieds software under development right now. I think I'll have to do some arranges ... :(
Where will google end? They will be ending up being "the" internet. I really don't like that.
Are they gonna still crawling, indexing and showing eBay's, CraigLists listing, etc? Staffa msg:1236976 9:06 pm on Oct 26, 2005 (gmt 0)
They will be ending up being "the" internet. Yep, if they don't fall flat on their face before that by continuing to insult people's intelligence.