More from TechCrunch today as they have posted that Facebook, Google and Plaxo have joined the DataPortability Workgroup. Not quite sure what impact this will have, but it’s definitely worth following.
A couple of days ago we had big news about Canadian wireless spectrum – today, the news is from South of the border in the US. Google has long been rumoured to have been preparing to enter the auction, and today we learn that Google [has confirmed their] Spectrum Bid. The rumour mill will now turn to wild speculation about Google’s intentions for wireless spectrum should they succeed in winning at auction.
Google has bought Feedburner for $100M, according to Michael Arrington at TechCrunch. This deal has been rumoured for a while, but apparently now it’s a done deal.
I’m a Feedburner user, but frankly I have no real opinion about this news. I don’t think Google can change a lot about the terms of service – I doubt they could block feed-ads from other services, for example – so the move will likely go mostly unnoticed by users except for the superior integration we’ll see with Google’s other services for web publishers. Time will tell…
has the story that protagonist Evan Williams broke on his own site yesterday evening: Odeo Bought Back From Investors. I think it’s great that he was able to do this before more money became involved than he could deal with responsibly – because this is clearly what was needed in order to get things back on track.