Google Base can potentially challenge eBay and Craigslist
Google has confirmed that they are soon planning to launch a new service, which would make it a lot easier to get listed into the Google search services. In addition, they also managed to accidentally release some parts of this upcoming service to be called Google Base. It is expected to be an auction site enabling people to put up practically anything up for sale and search. It can potentially become a relevant market competitor to existing services like eBay and Craigslist.
Some sites on the internet are showing screenshots of the service they managed to take when it was briefly online. The screenshots claim that the service would be a database consisting of “your content” that’s free to contribute. It is also apparently designed to be linked to Froogle, which is the Googleâ€™s online shopping search engine.
In addition, there are also possibilities of it linked to Googleâ€™s other services like Google Local, the combination Google mapping and localized search results. The search engine giant apparently has more of less confirmed that the service is under development and the screenshots online are more or less accurate. No more detail was revealed except for a small Blog entry on the Google Blog.
Google had sometime back had announced that they were indeed planning to launch an online payment system (apparently something what eBay does with PayPal). However, they also said that it was not likely to compete with eBayâ€™s PayPal. This might be the time when we would be seeing the launch of that system too. Bloggers claim that this service is going to be called Google Wallet.