Google on the run

Google continues to acquire the most popular companies on the web. In the past they’ve got Blogger and YouTube and most recently the RSS management company Feedburner.

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.

So who’s next? If they had the possibility they would probably go after Facebook. Then again according to recent development it doesn’t sound like Mark over at Facebook is looking to sell out just yet. I’ll write a follow-up on this shortly. My bet would be a rising company in the top 500 sites ranked by Alexa, as I’m sure Google wont stop yet.

All these acquisitions kind of reminds me of another big company striving to keep their world domination (monopoly) – or is that just me…

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