After Google launched Google Base this month, it comes as no shock that Microsoft announced it’s testing its own version of Google Base.

The Microsoft online marketplace, code-named Fremont, is a free service which lets people contribute listings similar to Craiglist. It’s a general purpose marketplace whether people are looking for roommates, jobs, or new/used items for sale.

Although you can get a glimpse of Fremont at, it’s currently only open to Microsoft employees. The first public test will start later this month.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."