Google Base – A Universal Structured Database

Google is conducting closed beta testing of Google Base, a universal structured database. A description:

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 care 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.

Hmm, interesting. In a weird way, I’m reminded of the late lamented AMIX


Comments (2)

  1. Tim wrote::

    Very similar to ROR as well

    Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 18:45 #
  2. How does this relate to p2p file sharing networks? Could you do the same thing on top of them? I just switched to gmail and now my paranoia is kicking in. I like google, I trust google …

    Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 09:48 #