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Bindu Reddy / Official Google Blog:
First Base  —  Today we're excited to announce Google Base, an extension of our existing content collection efforts like web crawl, Google Sitemaps, Google Print and Google Video.  Google Base enables content owners to easily make their information searchable online.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Base Launched.  Yuck.  —  Google Blog officially announces the launch of Google Base.  We previously anticipated the launch of Google Base (along with everyone else) in late October.  —  Bottom Line: This is not a very interesting application in its current form.
Gary Price / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Poking At Google Base  —  Well, Google Base is here.  I think the most telling thing about Google Base for me will not be today, tomorrow, or even next month but five or six months from now, when we can see what kind of content is being added, how much content is being added …
Discussion: Techdirt and Search Engine Lowdown
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
ALL YOUR BASE ARE GOOGLE, THE LAUNCH  —  It's happening: Google Base is launching.  (Check the Google Blog for a post, I am sure there will be one.)  I plan to talk to Google about this, though what with leaving for London and all, I may not be able to.  Suffice to say, this is a major undertaking …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Google Aims for the Classified Ads Business  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15 - Google is poised to enter the highly competitive classified advertisement business, posing a threat to online and traditional businesses in that field.  —  On Tuesday evening, Google, the dominant Web search site …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch:
Google Base Live, Accepting Content  —  Google Base, which some people got an early glimpse at last month, is now live (or supposed to be) for anyone to play with.  So what's in it, and what's it all mean?  —  I'll dive into it below, but let me preface this by saying I've been very …
Discussion: TechBeat and
Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch:
Google Base is now live  —  Google Base has finally launched and is ready to help you let the world find your content.  You can store pretty much anything (free) from recipes, reviews, jobs, vehicles, you name it and allow anyone to come across it.  I went to TechCrunch and saw the latest headline saying Google Base has launched.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Matthew Fordahl / Associated Press:   New Service Expands Google's Reach
Dave Winer / Scripting News:   All your base belong to Google?
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
The DRM grinch who stole Christmas  —  Are you hoping that Santa will put a portable audio player in your stocking this year?  Or, are you thinking about stuffing someone else's stocking with one.  Then all I have to say to you is buyer beware.  As these devices become more mainstream …
Discussion: Peer Pressure
Wall Street Journal:
Top Web Sites Build Up Ad Backlog, Raise Rates  —  Prime Spots Are Sold Out  —  Months Ahead as Marketers  —  Shift Dollars From TV, Print  —  As marketers shift dollars from TV and print media to the Internet, more Web sites are hanging "sold out" signs on their most coveted pages and dramatically raising ad rates.
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
Urban Video Game Academy Interview  —  Co-founder Roderick Woodruff talks about their program to get more minorities in game development  —  The video and PC game industry is still primarily a white male world to work in but with more and more games using minorities as both characters and themes …
Discussion: Cathode Tan
John Borland / CNET
Build-it-yourself cell phones  —  Surj Patel is building his own cell phone, bit by soldered bit.  —  It's not easy.  It starts with parts that cost around $400.  Then Patel and his partner, Deva Seetharam, have to write code to run on the tiny Linux-based computer that he's hoping will serve as the brains of his new phone.
Discussion: MobHappy
Roland Jones / MSNBC:
Is driving easier when Mr. T's riding shotgun?  —  To cash in on in-car GPS market, media firm to offer celebrity directions  —  Centuries ago, navigators looked to the stars to work out their location on Earth and plot their courses.  Today, stars are again set to guide lost travelers …
Discussion: Engadget and John Carroll
Jamie Lendino /
How to Build an Intel Mac  —  Discuss this now (7 posts) … Building a Mac seems like a crazy enough idea.  Throw in Intel hardware and the men in white suits should be rounding the corner.  Yet the unfortunate leak of an early developer build let anyone do just that …
Discussion: Geek News Central … and Etcetera
Joseph Blancato /
Editorials: Piracy on the Rise in the U.S. and U.K., says Research Firm  —  We received a press release from XTN Data today, stating that despite the inception of legitimate peer to peer file sharing programs, piracy was still on the rise.  According to the release, 52 million people …
Discussion: Joystiq and IT Facts
Quentin Hardy / Forbes:
Google Thinks Small  —  It has huge sales, prodigious profits and a bid to log all the information in the world—one tiny project at a time.  —  Google chief executive Eric Schmidt realized he was at a new kind of company soon after joining in 2001.  At a 10-person management meeting …
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