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October 26, 2005

Business News:Classified Ads in Google?

Google was discovered to be testing a classifed ad service. Implication is that they may be competing with E-bay and Craigslist, as well as newspapers, for "eyeballs".

From the New York Times:

The service, which was named Google Base and was for a time accessible at base.google.com, described itself as "Google's database into which you can add all types of content."

"We'll host your content and make it searchable online for free."

The new service could automatically funnel listings on all kinds of subjects and display them as part of the company's sponsored ad links on the right side of pages displaying search results from Google queries.

LINK to rest of article

Update: Business Week Online has published some latest info on Google's initiative.

Posted by Becky at October 26, 2005 2:14 PM Posted to Technology