I happen to agree with CN on this one. It’s going to be very hard for Feedburner to turn down a withdrawal at the Google ATM. I know that it is still an unconfirmed rumor, but let’s say that it comes to fact this weekend. Let’s say for nothing more then fun, they do the deal by phone and stealth like when they finalized things with YouTube.
Looking at this deal, on paper it would be a fantastic move for Google to own Feedburner. For Feedburner, it would be obviously a nice wallet filler. Again I ask the question that no one seems to ask anymore until after the deal is done. This would be the same question I asked earlier today.
Is this what the people really want? Do the people out there really want to see Google dominate your statistics now along with your search? When you come down to it, the people don’t really matter here. Sorry, they will do what they feel is best for both companies when it comes down to it. It’s all about business, and Google’s attempt to stand toe to toe with the other two.
Earlier today, Yahoo was dismissed as making any moves. I still will say it will be 3 standing near the end. Just as CN stated, the 3 big dogs will go into 2008 owning it all. Competition is something that is essential. I am hoping that all 3 are in a position to over take the other. I don’t want one getting too far ahead of the other. Without competition, we’ll all be “Googlized” and “Microsoft’ed” out.
Technically Speaking, after my struggles with Vista today, I definitely want to see competition stay healthy into 2008 and beyond. I will admit, it’s “pretty”, but other then that – “Please tell me why Vista and XP won’t network and see file shares!?!” That is the WTF moment of yesterday.