Google has now launched Google Base which is like the Craigslist classifieds only with better search functionality and with ads.
Blogger Bill Burnham sees a lot of potential in the Google Base technology:
because Google Base will in fact be a giant XML database it will be far more powerful than a structured directory. Not only will Google Base users be able to browse similar listings in a structured fashion, but they will also ultimately be able to do highly detailed, highly accurate queries.
But A VC thinks most of Google’s services, including Google Base, are “lame???:
in many of their recent initiatives, Google has introduced a delay between submit and display. And that’s just lame in this day and age of instant recall.
Try it yourself at the Google Base site.