Los Angeles – IAC (NASD: IACI) announced on Friday that it will shutter
Bloglines, an RSS news reader service it acquired in 2005.
"RSS is a means
to an end, not a consumer experience in and of itself," Ask.com president
Doug Leeds wrote on the company’s blog.
"As a result, RSS aggregator usage
has slowed significantly, and Bloglines isn’t the only service to feel the
PaidContent also noted reports that Ask.com put Bloglines up for
sale unsuccessfully a couple of years ago.
The company is giving users three
weeks to export their existing Bloglines feds to another service.