Techcrunch is reporting that Feedburner is to be bought out by Google. I use Feedburner on this blog to track usage and stats on my rss feed. It is a very popular service amongst bloggers so I’m not surprised that Google has decided to purchase them. It will be interesting to see how the service changes over the next months, will it be rebranded, will the service offering expand ? We’ll have to wait and see.
$100 Million Payday For Feedburner – This Deal Is Confirmed
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.
UniveRSS is a 3D RSS feed reader for Windows Vista. It leverages the Windows Presentation Foundation and provides a stunning way of visualizing RSS feeds and their content.
UniveRSS – a 3D Vista RSS reader
I have started this blog recently and have been searching for the ultimate blogging tools.Â I have been blogging on other blogs for over a year now so I had some experience of the different tools available.Â Up to a few weeks ago my main blogging tools were RSSBandit www.rssbandit.org for reading all my feeds and wbloggar www.wbloggar.com/Â for posting blog entries. wbloggar integrates nicely into RSS Bandit which a right click on the item to post about it.Â So why am I still searching for the ultimate blogging tools ?
Well the main disadvantage I find is that they both are Windows applicationsÂ (offline tools).Â RSS Bandit has a synchronisation feature soÂ thatÂ when I installed it in many locations I could use my ftp space to store synchronisation information.Â Still, though what I was really after is some online solution where I only need a web browser to run my blogs.
Â In the last few weeks I have been using Google Reader http://reader.google.com.Â Google have updated it recently and I must say that I am very impressed.Â Ok, so this solved my reading online but what about posting to blogs.Â Currently I am using the Firefox Performancing pluginÂ http://performancing.com/firefoxÂ to post to some of my blogs.Â Strictly speaking the plugin is still installed locally on my pc but at least it allows to read and post all from within my browser.
IÂ am still on the look out for the ultimate solution, whereby I could read/blog from anyÂ internet enabledÂ computer in the world without having to install any tools.
WhatÂ toolsÂ do you useÂ nowÂ for blogging ?Â
Share some of your suggestions hereÂ