Google’s Database Come Alive


If you’ve ever wanted to make any easy list of something and make it searchable online, well Google’s giving you a chance now at http://base.google.com.
Google writes Google Base is a place where you can add all types of information that we’ll host and make searchable online.
You can describe any item you post with attributes, which will help people find it when they search Google Base. In fact, based on the relevance of your items, they may also be included in the main Google search index and other Google products like Froogle and Google Local.

Right now this does not directly compete with Intuit’s Quickbas or PC based database programs like File Maker Pro or Microsoft Access, but depending on how far Google and/or partners develops this – it could be VERY big.
Reuters writes Depending on the relevance of the content, users’ information may also appear on other Google properties like Froogle and Google Local, Google said.
Google has 380 million users per month, according to its Web site, and has been expanding its services to include products such as email and voice and instant messaging.
Last month, Google said it was testing the Base service, but would not confirm whether the move was part of a broader push into online shopping to compete with the likes of eBay Inc. or Amazon.com Inc..

TechCrunch has a great review of Google Base

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