__/ [ Paul B ] on Thursday 16 March 2006 12:47 \__
> On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 12:30:18 +0000, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>__/ [ Paul B ] on Thursday 16 March 2006 10:16 \__
>>> From http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4811642.stm
>>> Google has developed a new service enabling retailers to promote their
>>> products to a wider audience.
>>> The search firm said it would adapt its existing Google Base database
>>> into a platform on which retailers could list store details and other
>>> The online index will be aimed at firms without an existing online
>>> presence or ones trying to reach a wider audience.
>>I wonder how this connects to Google Directory and Froogle. This is somehow
>>similar to the Yahoo Directory, I guess, but somehow merges with or
>>supersedes Google Directory (DMOZ). The fight over yellow pages and
>>classified ads could have a fortune in store. With Google Wallet, even
>>PayPal/eBay should be shaking.
> Same sort of thing I was thinking.
>>What will be next? Latterly, they have been helping promote the $100
>>laptop, which runs Linux and could reach half a billion people within a
>>couple of years. For that I thank them, but could they ever become the next
>>scary monopoly? What will be next?
> Well, they have google moon and google mars (which I hear they are
> going to use to store more DC's <g>) so, they are slowly taking over
> the universe.
They still have some catchup to do with NASA:
I believe they have more datasets and their software is Open Source too.
>>Maybe Google could start Google Adult, but somehow I doubt it. It wouldn't
>>fir right next to Google Local and Google Scholar. It will at least keep
>>that pornographic spam away from genuine sites and Webmasters. The pill
>>industry is another mattter. Google Pills, anyone? *grin*