Ask Dave Taylor: Tech and Business


What is the new Google Base and why is everyone talking about it?

I've been reading all this excited buzz about something called Google Base, supposedly a new category killer from Google that'll let them compete with eBay, Craigslist, and everyone else. But I don't see anything at all from Google itself. What's the scoop?

You're right, there's been an astonishing amount of guessing in the marketplace about Google Base, a structured database system. But it's not even in beta, so it's hard to imagine how so many people can build entire business models and conclude specific competitive threats given that it's a mystery. Even Google's being rather coy about Google Base, which is still hidden behind the curtains.

Or is it?

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