Remember Google Base? Joel Cheesman does. “The company launched Google Base in the mid-2000s to much fanfare.” And…it never went anywhere.
Then last year Google announced that they were working with CareerBuilder, Jibe, and Dice on a Jobs API. That project is now closed (CareerBuilder is reporting on it at the upcoming Jobg8 conference), but from what I’ve heard, the experiment was a success and will have an impact on how job data is handled by the search engine across all job boards and recruiting sites.