I meant to say something about this before
, but there’s still time as this deal hasn’t been "officially" announced and now the deal is official. That fact also makes it one of the worst kept secrets of 2007 – the beans are spilt and the cat’s out.
Google is supposedly buying Feedburner for $100 million. I think Feedburner’s great and have been using both their free and paid services (yes, I’m paying for them, I don’t get much for free around here).
If you are a blogger or other self-publisher, you’d be wise to set up a Feedburner account NOW a.k.a. "burn a feed" before the deal closes. Why? Because from what I see, when Google buys a company, it typically gets closed off from the public and months or years pass before it’s openly available again. And this one is too valuable of a tool for you to miss out on for the rest of 2007.
UPDATE: The deal is now closed and Feedburner will remain up and running during integration. Hooray! (Hope this isn’t the proverbial "open heart surgery while running a marathon" for you all…)