homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.227.34.0
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Pubcon Platinum Sponsor 2014
Home / Forums Index / Code, Content, and Presentation / RSS, ATOM, and Related Technologies
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: bill & werty

RSS, ATOM, and Related Technologies Forum

    
IAC Finally Kills Off Bloglines
bill

WebmasterWorld Administrator bill us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4200388 posted 4:16 am on Sep 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

One less online RSS reader...RIP

IAC Finally Kills Off Bloglines [techcrunch.com]

Itís finally happened. Bloglines,the troubled RSS feed reader owned by IAC, will officially be shut down, the company has told TechCrunch exclusively. The site has had a tumultuous history, so itís unsurprising that IAC has finally put the platform out of its misery. Bloglines, which is actually operated by IAC Q&A property Ask.com, will be informing users of the news today and will officially be shut down on October 1.

Bought by IACís Ask.com in February 2005 for around $10 million, the site has been in jeopardy ever since the launch of Google Reader long ago, compounded by the shift from RSS to realtime news streams. Over the past few years, the site hasnít launched any new or innovative features to boost usage. While weíve heard in the past that IAC was considering shutting down the site, the company held off on killing the site permanently and was looking for ways to refurbish Bloglines.

 

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Code, Content, and Presentation / RSS, ATOM, and Related Technologies
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved