I know I’m a little late to comment on the Google Base story, but I spent all day moving home, which kept me a little out of the loop.
That being said, it’s amazing the information you can browse from your Blackberry.
It’s scary to think of how the internet will look in a few years, thanks to Google. While there is no doubt that Google’s plans to introduce low-cost or free services, is appealing to many, you can’t help but think that the quality will suffer.
Google Base is a good example. If indeed the new service becomes a free alternative to eBay, and eBay loses market share, where will the innovation come from? There are many instances where I could use a free service for my needs, yet the adage, “you get what you pay for” is always so true.