Everybody is reporting that AskJeeves has acquired Bloglines. Bloglines is a most excellent news aggregator, and even allows you to create your own blogs. If you're so inclines, it also comes with a tray icon that can notify you when you have posts in your subscriptions. Of course, after subscribing to a few dozen that notification becomes meaningless.
The acquisition can only mean that Bloglines will become a an ad-riddled or subscription-based service in the not-too-distant future.