FeedBurner Acquired by Google


This appears to be the week that my favorite web services are being acquired. On Wednesday, both Last.fm was bought by CBS and StumbleUpon was purchased by eBay, now today Google has confirmed that it has acquired the Chicago-based feed distribution and tracking service FeedBurner.

We’ve been using FeedBurner for over two years now and it’s one of the best web services out there. We use it to add functionality to our blog’s RSS feeds via their FeedFlare service as well as tracking feed stats, like the FeedCount on our sidebar.

We even use FeedBurner to convert all of our RSS feeds to email. In fact, the email sent out through The Squid List is via FeedBurner.

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale founded Laughing Squid in 1995 in San Francisco and is currently based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.