Mark Evans has tested Blogbeat…
…it’s a good service. That said, Blogbeat has been plagued recently by performance issues – perhaps caused by the growing pains of heavy traffic. As well, I’m not sure how successful Blogbeat’s subscription service ($24 a year) has been faring. With FeedBurner’s financial support, Blogbeat should have the financial resources it needs to improve.
As Mark suggests, this could be the start of a new trend of smaller acquisition deals.
I love the way Feedburner and Blogbeat are explaining the deal on the Blogbeat site.