A lot of people have been seeing new Google Base
verticals popping up – and indeed the Google Base homepage has suddenly had a number of
new categories added to it. As I noted on ZDNet, the full list is now:

Screenshot of Google Events

While the ‘blogs’ category seems odd and the ‘protein database’ too niche for most,
some of these new categories are looking very usable for mainstream people. If I was one
of the little Web 2.0 events startups, I’d be pretty worried about this. Google Base is
basically Google’s database of structured content and once they start heavily promoting
Google Base to the masses, via the Google search homepage, it’ll very easily dwarf the
databases of all the little vertical players.

[Full story on ZDNet…]