Just recently Google launched another interesting service called “In Quotes”. It delivers quotes from stories linked to from Google News and users can compare opinions of e.g. politicians in a very comfortable way.
If a closer look is taken at the system, one can see that any person whose quotes are listed has got a URI: Barack Obama has got the uniform “qsid” tPjE5CDNzMicmM.
It seems like “qsid” stands for “Quad Store ID” which would perfectly support such a URI based system.
Does Google slowly approximate to the Semantic Web?