Bloglines Sold

Big news in the blogging world from the last couple of days has to be Bloglines' acqusition by the search engine giant Ask Jeeves. Congratulation to Mark Fletcher, who in recent years have two of his creations acquired by big Internet portals. From what he has blogged on his site, it seems Bloglines service would not be affected at all, which is a great news to its worried users.

Blog searches seem to be the hot item in the SE world at the moment. Google/Yahoo/MSN are all building their own blog searches, competing against small players that only index and search on up-to-date blog contents. Now with Bloglines snatched up by Ask, would Technorati and Feedster face the same fate?