Google to launch Google Base

Google is getting set to launch a new service called “[tag]Google Base[/tag]” sometime this week.

Philipp Lenssen had this in his post:

Post your items on Google.

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

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.

It is taken directly from a screenshot of the Base login screen. Links to the screenshots are available in philipp’s post.

It sounds an awful lot like a Google Craigslist to us here at SGB. We may see what happens when they launch. The last time that Google tried to take on an established internet service, they launched Google Talk. And we all know how well that went.

I personally have been dissapointed with many services like Craigslist that are so regionally centered and if Base were to be more universally scoped, it could be something that I could get on-board with.

Related: Google Base to Launch

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