Microsoft Fremont Better than Google Base?

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 – 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, they’ll see a little alert that says you have a set of golf clubs for sale. The categories include the usual suspects – jobs, homes, apartments, cars, and one thing that caught my eye, tickets.

A Guide to Getting a Job at Google

The Google Blog has a story posted by Google’s Trisha Weir who explains her unsual tactic for getting a jobe at the company.

I talked about how I didn’t normally wear the logos of companies I had no affiliation with, but that I wore my Google shirt with pride, because I admired Google so much — they were smart, they treated people well (users and employees alike), and they made good products. But beyond that, I could tell Google was special, that all that innovation was going to lead to something extraordinary. And I wanted to be part of it. Also, I wanted another T-shirt.

AOL Launches Mobile Search

AOL just announced a whole new line of AOL Mobile Search Services.

AOL® Mobile Search Services improve today’s mobile lifestyle by ‘right-sizing’ the Internet for small mobile screens. The new services use transcoding and content analysis technologies from InfoGin Ltd. to automatically adapt search results and Web pages for browser-enabled mobile phones. AOL Mobile Search Services extend the ease and familiarity of desktop search to wireless devices to bring the Web to mobile users’ finger tips.

“We are committed to providing people everywhere with easy access to the Web’s full range of information services wherever they may go� said Jim Riesenbach, senior vice president, AOL Search. “AOL Mobile Search services give consumers the power to search or shop for anything they need via Web-enabled cell phone, Smartphone or PDA.�