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Google to Let Web Users Publish Information According to WSJ

Reuters News Wire (
Wed, 16 Nov 2005 10:59:02 -0600

Google Inc. will launch a service on Wednesday that will let Web users
publish information online that others will be able to search, the
Wall Street Journal reported.

The service, to be called "Google Base," aims to allow people to
distribute content such as job listings or recipes online, regardless
of whether they have a Web site, the paper said. It is also designed
to allow the creators to categorize the postings, which should improve
the quality of search results.

Last month, Google said it was testing the service, but would not
confirm whether the move was part of a broader push into online
shopping to compete with the likes of eBay Inc. or Inc.

Analysts said then that if Google combined the publishing system with
its Froogle shopping service and other offerings, it could compete
with local classified advertising on sites such as eBay or Craig's
List or online shopping at

Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.

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