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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

FAQ about FeedBurner (3)

GIVEN the dramatic growth of feed-based content in recent years, how much advertising market share does Google hope to gain from this acquisition, both immediately and over time?

A. While we don’t release specific projections, we think there is great value in feed-based advertising. As more and more content emerges on the web, users are looking for an easier way to aggregate that content. We think we can create opportunities for advertisers to reach their target audiences while maintaining a high quality user experience.

Q. Where does Google see feed-based advertising going in the future, in terms of both revenue and the technology itself?

A. While we don’t release specific projections, we think there is great value in feed-based advertising. As more and more content emerges on the web, users are looking for an easier way to aggregate that content. We think we can create opportunities for advertisers to reach their target audiences while maintaining a high quality user experience.

Privacy

Q. How will the acquisition affect user privacy?

A. Google has a long-standing commitment to protecting the privacy of users’ personal information. FeedBurner users can expect the same high standards of privacy protection following this acquisition. We believe that notice and choice are the foundations of privacy. As such, we are committed to transparency for our end users, and to respecting the choices they make with regards to their privacy preferences.

The transition to Google’s privacy policy and the opt-out mechanism we are providing for current FeedBurner users will help us achieve these goals.

Q. How will Google use the information gained from the FeedBurner acquisition?

A. Google’s privacy policy lets users know the types of information we receive and collect when you use our services, as well some of the steps we take to safeguard information.


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