Forrester analyst, Charlene Li, has seen Microsoft Fremont in action and thinks it’s a whole lot better than Google Base.
First, a quick description of Fremont. It looks and acts like a classic online classifieds site. A list of linked categories is on the front page and users can browse or search through the listings. A key difference though is that the listings are turbo-charged â€“ as the poster, you can control who can see them, from everyone to just a select group of people on your MSN Messenger buddy list. If you choose the latter, the next time one of your privileged buddies signs into Messenger, theyâ€™ll see a little alert that says you have a set of golf clubs for sale. The categories include the usual suspects â€“ jobs, homes, apartments, cars, and one thing that caught my eye, tickets.