From the Google weblog:

New, from Google: Froogle! "Froogle is a new service from Google that makes it easy to find information about products for sale online. By focusing entirely on product search, Froogle applies the power of Google's search technology to a very specific task: locating stores that sell the item you want to find and pointing you directly to the place where you can make a purchase."

Hm, I seem to remember hinted that something like this might happen. Just don't ask how I knew. :-)

Does anyone else see the pattern here?

Posted by jzawodn at December 11, 2002 08:51 PM

Reader Comments
# Gavin said:

I've known about it for a while now, I wasn't hugely surprised when I heard. I also wouldn't be surprised to see Google targeting e-commerce further in the future, especially given the sheer amount of traffic they drive to e-commerce sites.

I wonder how well Yahoo shopping is going to do now...

on December 11, 2002 09:10 PM
# john said:

this is huge jeremy... see my weblog for my comments.

on December 11, 2002 10:00 PM
# Dan said:

Does this mean google is in the portal buisness now? /me sheds a tear. i once read, "google is the marcia brady of the web" i guess it must be true.
Also what about affliate marketing, i can only begin to fathom the consequences this will have on it if it catches on.

they got greedy

on December 17, 2002 05:25 AM
# WorldwiseSeeds said:

I think I love the new froogle! I checked for ORGANIC SEEDS and was VERY pleased my site showed up on the first page!

on December 26, 2002 01:27 PM
# Jonny said:

Gavin - I can assure that Yahoo! shopping is in the TANK - just like the rest of the Yahoo! directory. wil conquer all - and not just through Froogle - but through total Web domination

on March 28, 2003 08:34 AM
# To shopping said:

shopping: "To People Who Want To shopping -- But Can't Get Started"

on June 7, 2005 08:30 PM
# To shopping said:

"To People Who Want To shopping -- But Can't Get Started"

on June 7, 2005 08:31 PM
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