FeedBurner, an internet feed management provider, has acquired BlogBeat, a provider of blog analytics. The combined services will give FeedBurner's customers tools for comparison of feed subscribers and blog visitors. The BlogBeat functionality will be fully integrated into FeedBurner's existing suite of free internet feed management services. The integration will be completed during Q4 2006.
During the transition, current BlogBeat customers will continue to be supported with uninterrupted service and will receive full refunds from FeedBurner. BlogBeat will not be adding new users until the integration is complete. Additional and optional fee-based enhancements are slated to launch in 2007. BlogBeat founder, Jeff Turner, has joined the FeedBurner team as lead engineer, web analytics. He will remain a member of the development of feed-driven statistics services.