Bloglines, recently acquired by Ask Jeeves, has lauched a new package tracking service, that has been billed as the services first move beyond blogs and RSS news feeds. Ask Jeeves states that this is the beginning of a change to the service that will add even further individual features to “enable individuals to receive updates that are personal to their daily lives” which will include services such as neighborhood weather updates and stock portfolio tracking.
The new service allows users to track the shipping progress of package deliveries from FedEx, UPS, and the United States Postal Service within Bloglines.
“Bloglines is a Universal Inbox that captures all kinds of dynamic information that helps busy individuals be more productive throughout the day-at the office, at school, or on the go,” said Mark Fletcher, vice president and general manager of Bloglines at Ask Jeeves. “With an index of more than 370 million blog and news feed articles in seven languages, we’re already one of the largest wells of dynamic web information. With unique-to-me news updates we’re aiming to be the most comprehensive and useful personalized information resource on the web.”