Microsoft Fremont a Google Base Competitor?

Scot Wingo points to a new Microsoft Live product code-named “Fremont” that will likely compete with Google Base and Craigslist.

This product represents a unique offering by Microsoft to address the person-to-person marketplace. The product, code-named “Fremont,� is a dynamic new listing service that enables people to easily buy, sell, or swap among friends, co-workers, or the public. Fremont enhances your ability to:

* Connect with those you trust – your messenger buddies and your coworkers,
* Locate items in your neighborhood or across the country through integration with MapPoint and Windows Liveâ„¢ Local (formerly Virtual Earth),
*List easily, instantly, and for free.