Google's Al Qaeda To Make Your Data Application Free!
Google launches its own Al Qaeda! aka Google Base :
First off, some explanation about the blogs headline: Al Qaeda is 'Base' in Arabic. There you go! :) See Google's own (reverse) definition.
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"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. Anyone, from large companies to website owners and individuals, can use it to submit their content in the form of data items. We'll host the items and make them searchable for free. There's more info here."
Its scary for most of the online identities and business - from ebay to wallmarts to yahoo. Despite being called ugly and featureless Google products have an attitude of developing like a human baby - only very quickly.
The next thing that we should really care about is to have the API from Google to use the massive storage and processing offered by this 'Al Qaeda' of Google so that we have persistant, online data of ours avaiable anytime, anywhere. And once that API is there, don't be amazed if most of your new desktop applications come with an option of using base.google.com for saving your data!
Time when data went application free!