Freelance consultant for digital heritage

Google buys Feedburner

According to TechCrunch, Google are in the final stages of acquiring Feedburner for $100 million. I use Feedburner for a lot of the blogs that I look after, and it’s a great service. I’m sure that their acquisition by Google will ensure that their service will be around for a long time to come. And in terms of all the work that the Feedburner team have put into the service, financially it will all have been worth it.

Is it me, or is Google growing a little too fast though? I trust Google with some of my data (Gmail) more than any of the other big corporations, but I can’t help feeling a little uneasy about it. Are they wanting to take over the internet?!

Time will tell…

(oh, and I do use Google Adwords to make a few pennies 😉