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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 …
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 …
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
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 …
Charlene Li / Charlene Li's Blog:
Google Base goes live - it's more than just about classifieds
Discussion: and SiliconBeat
Dave Winer / Scripting News:   All your base belong to Google?
Staci /
Yahoo, Gawker Join Forces In Licensing, Distribution Deal : Once again, Nick Denton zigs where Jason Calacanis zags.  Instead of shopping Gawker Media, Denton is teaming up with Yahoo for the blog network's first multi-blog major distribution deal.  Dozens of posts from Gawker's five best-known blogs …
David A. Vise / Washington Post:
Yahoo to Add 5 Gawker Media Blogs to Web Site  —  Yahoo Inc. is adding daily feeds from five popular bloggers to its Web site, the latest move by the Internet giant to spice up its news and entertainment offerings with irreverent content.  —  The firm's licensing deal with privately held …
Gawker blogs land Yahoo distribution deal
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
Colin Campbell /
Report - 'Only 80 Games a Year Will Succeed'  —  A new report on the risks involved in game publishing and development has been released suggesting that, in the next generation, as few as 80 games a year will turn a profit.  —  Development costs in the next generation are set to rise …
Discussion: Kotaku
Nokia to extend leadership in enterprise mobility with acquisition of Intellisync  —  Combined product portfolios will provide more choice for carriers and businesses  —  New York, USA - Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Intellisync (NASDAQ: SYNC) today announced they have signed a definitive agreement …
Discussion: Mark Evans, Om Malik and MobileTracker
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: and MobHappy
Fred / A VC:
Google Is Lame  —  While I am venting about Google this morning, I may as well share a feeling I've had lately about Google.  —  They are lame.  —  Not in their core search product which remains the single greatest web service in existence.  —  But in many of their recent initiatives …
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Yahoo Publisher Network Debuts RSS Feed Ads  —  Yahoo Publisher Network Debuts RSS Feed Ads  —  Yahoo Publisher Network, which is in beta testing, has added RSS feed advertising, available for Wordpress and MovableType powered blogs, to its selection of site and blog monetization and publishing tools.

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