Yahoo Launching Bloglines Style RSS service?
Search Engine Journal reported earlier this week that Yahoo has acquired the assets of RSS service SearchFox, which announced recently that it would be shutting down later in January.
SearchFox provides a very similar style of RSS aggregation/ reading as does Bloglines, and although I didn’t become a regular user of the service it was certainly one of the closest competitors in terms of Bloglines-likeness of the many competing services out there I’ve used.
If proven true, Yahoo! could only be doing one thing with these assets: and that’s launching a fully fledged competitor to Bloglines (My Yahoo! doesn’t count, its a totally different sort of RSS service in my books).
Duncan Riley, Blog News and Blog Search Columnist – Duncan is a voice of the Blogosphere and the editor of the Blog Herald, which has grown over the years to become a respected voice in the Blog Marketing and News world. Besides the Blog Herald, Duncan is also one of the owners of b5media, a new blog network also run by Jeremy Wright of Ensight.org and Darren Rowse of Problogger.net.