From Mike Arrington's post $100 Million Payday For Feedburner - This Deal Is Confirmed we learn
about Google acquiring RSS management company Feedburner from last week, started by
ex-TechCrunch UK editor Sam
Sethi, are accurate and are now confirmed according to a source close to the
deal. Feedburner is in the closing stages of being acquired by Google for around
$100 million. The deal is all cash and mostly upfront, according to our source,
although the founders will be locked in for a couple of years.
I use FeedBurner to track stats for my blog and RSS feed so this is great news because it means the service is here to stay. I've exchanged mail with Eric Lunt a bunch of times about issues I've had with the service and he was always quick to respond with a solution or an ETA for a fix. Google has landed some great folks who built a killer service.
I hope now that they have Google level resources at their disposal users of the service can now get historical statistics for their blogs and feeds instead of being limited to only the last 30 days. I'm curious about what my most popular posts of all time are not just the most popular in the last 30 days.