To blog market might have shaken up again as Ask Jeeves is said to have bought Bloglines. Ask Jeeves didn't want to make a comment yet but said it would make an announcement on Monday.
The rumoured acquisition would make sense, given the mounting interest in blog publishing and aggregation services among search engines. Google, for example, in 2003 acquired Pyra Labs, creator of Blogger. Yahoo! late last year overhauled its personalised Web service to rely on the syndication format RSS (Really Simple Syndication), which allows subscribers to aggregate news headlines and blog entries. MSN recently introduced a publishing service for blogs, MSN Spaces.