Wednesday, November 16, 2005
I listed some of my lenses on the new Google Base service. My initial impressions are positive, but it could really use some improvements. Such as the ability to add HTML to your listing. At least some basic editing functionality like Blogger has would be nice. I'd like to be able to easily add hyperlinks, change font size, type, and color. While I'm at it, it would also be nice if Blogger had a file upload service, so I could post my resume, etc.
I'd like to see this put some serious pressure on eBay. I've made a lot of money from eBay, but competition might mean I could make more, because they're making less. What I'm REALLY looking forward to is when they come out with a PayPal killer. I can stand eBay taking a chunk, but it really gets me that PayPal charges so much, and provides so little in return. Unfortunately it's almost a necessity if you work on eBay.