Techchruch reports 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).