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Feedburner released important statistics on their service yesterday. If you are unfamiliar with Feedburner, check out our original profile.

The graphs show total feeds managed by feedburner and total subscribers to those feeds. Both show hockey-stick like growth that looks similar to data released by Technorati (see item no. 2 in a past TechCrunch weekly summary).

I believe that these stats are very relevant to the blogospere in general. We are in a steadily increasing tide, that is increasing at an increasing rate. All boats are rising.

Feedburner now manages about 100,000 feeds and about 4.3 million people subscribe to those feeds. The growth rates are obvious:

Paul Kedrosky notes that the number of feed subscribers is doubling approximately every 60 days.

What I’d like to know is what percentage pay the $5 per month for the Pro product. If it’s around 5% (that’s my guess), then FeedBurner revenues (not including advertising) would be about $300,000 or so annualized.

The only thing left to ask is, do you have your FeedBurner sticker yet? I do.

We’ve previously written about Feedburner on September 7, 2005, July 15, 2005, July 4, 2005 and June 14, 2005.

  • http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/07/21/we-want-a-dead-simple-web-tablet-help-us-build-it/ We Want A Dead Simple Web Tablet For $200. Help Us Build It.

    […] be coordinating the project over at TechCrunchIT. Leave a comment there if you want to participate and we’ll be in touch […]

  • Tim

    I’ve always wanted to participate in an open-source, open-hardware project like this. I’ve worked as primarily a software guy for the past few years but recently started dabbling in hardware for my startup. We could possibly even lend some of our employee’s time to the project if it looks like it’s taking off (electrical engineer, possibly mechanical as well).

  • infomofo

    I’d be interested in this device both as a consumer and a software developer.

  • http://scripting.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/scripting-news-for-7212008/ Scripting News for 7/21/2008 « Scripting News Annex

    […] those guys over at TechCrunch, they always get me with their April Fools jokes. Now here comes this piece that announces they’re getting into the hardware business! Could it be for real? […]

  • jeffrey

    not to engage in scope creep but if you add pdf support it could double as the ultimate ebook reader as well. i would be very, very happy to buy something like that.

  • http://adrianpike.com Adrian Pike

    I’d be interested from both the developer and consumer standpoints.

  • Bill Musgrave

    Hopefully you can pull this off, cause if you do, I am going to get one in every room of my house including all the bathroom’s, my office waiting room, etc. Replace all my magazines and newspapers with these. Good Luck!

  • http://edwink.devhd.com Edwin Khodabakchian

    This is an interesting idea. Would love to help with the firefox integration side. May be even build a special version of feedly for it. What it the best way to learn more about this project?

  • harry

    It’s like your reading my mind.

  • Jonathan

    I’m in — hardware, software, whatever I can do.

  • http://www.techcrunchit.com/ Nik Cubrilovic

    I will get a new community site running shortly and will post all the docs and info that we have so far. If you leave a name here or email me I will shoot you an email once it is up

  • http://www.joebuddejr.com Joe Budde Jr.

    Awesome idea, Ill help with project specs or testing

  • http://www.nitinbadjatia.com/2008/07/21/techcrunch-calls-for-the-firefox-tablet/ TechCrunch calls for the Firefox Tablet | Thought Stream: Nitin Badjatia's Weblog

    […] TechCrunchIT » Blog Archive » The Techcrunch Web Tablet Project Today at Techcrunch we announced that we are building our own web tablet hardware device. This all stems back from a conversation a few weeks ago when we were discussing the ultimate web browsing/cloud computing client hardware. The iPhone is nice but too small, and most laptops are over-powered for the task. With applications on the web most of us just need a web browser most of the time, so the ideal device would be a light-weight small tablet running nothing more than Firefox on a decent screen and with a WiFi connection. […]

  • http://judsoncollier.com Judson Collier

    Hey folks,

    love the idea. I’ll do what I can if you’d like– I mainly work in Photoshop/ web design. I can whip up logo ideas, design a site for it, etc.

    I’ll copy this over to Nik’s email.

  • http://www.aninternetvoice.com Edoardo Piccolotto

    I’m an User Experience and Usability Consultant… I’m in for this project… I really think there is the need of a device like that…

  • http://leekraus.blogspot.com Lee Kraus

    I would be interested in checking out the site and contributing if I have anything to offer.

  • David Fine

    College student will help with writing the marketing aspect.

  • http://friendfeed.com/alexandercarlill Alexander Carlill

    Let me know if I can help.

  • Ash

    I’m in.

  • http://www.informallearning.net David Smailes

    Wow, this sounds like an awesome idea. I’d love to contribute in some way, I have lots of education contacts and some limited coding expertise. Maybe my biggest asset is enthusiasm and time? Contact me if I can help.

  • http://www.splashtop Kevin Tu

    Would love to help where I can.

  • http://www.livedigitally.com Jeremy Toeman

    Built a few gadgets in my time… email if you could use a hand.

  • Willy Cheung

    awesome idea…i’d be interested in helping out on the hardware end

  • Vibhav

    Definitely interested. Sounds likes a fascinating idea. Being a kernel hacker, I would love to help with developing a stripped down version of linux for the TC Tablet.

  • http://www.techcrunchit.com/ Nik Cubrilovic

    Great! We are pretty excited about it as well..

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