What will be this new service ? One of thoses definitions ? I don't think it's one of thoses. Will probably see it in the next few days.
Base/root: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
Update Oct. 25 : Seem to be a database area where you can put any sort of data. A kind of Google CMS (content management system) or GoogleSQL. It will been crawl by Google and if your data are pertinent it may will show up in Google search engine results, Google Maps/Local or Froogle ! Screen shots worth 1000 words :
Note: The Base site is not working for the moment.
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