Among the many projects being developed and debated inside Google is a real estate service, according to a person who has attended meetings on the proposal. The concept, the person said, would be to improve the capabilities of its satellite imaging, maps and local search and combine them with property listings.The service, this person said, could make house hunting far more efficient, requiring potential buyers to visit fewer real estate agents and houses. If successful, it would be another magnet for the text ads that appear next to search results, the source of most of Google’s revenue.
In Wal-Mart's Rearview Mirror
If recruiters spent the time watching the marketplace like Wal-Mart does, they’d be better able to plan and act rather than reactively respond to changes. For instance, Wal-Mart closely tracks Google’s steps; in an article in today’s New York Times (free membership may be required), “the worry is that by making information available everywhere, Google might soon be able to tell Wal-Mart shoppers if better bargains are available nearby.”
With Google also looking closely looking at real estate…
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