Today Ask Jeeves has confirmed on its website that it has acquired Trustic Inc, the company that owns and operates Bloglines (

In a statement on its website, the search engine says that

“Bloglines will continue to operate as an independent brand in the Ask Jeeves portfolio and retain its name and unique URL:”

"Bloglines is not only a market leader in feed aggregation and blog search, but it is truly one of the most useful and addictive services on the entire Web. We are excited about providing Bloglines with the resources to grow its service and help it reach a broader audience," said Jim Lanzone, Ask Jeeves' senior vice president of search properties. "Bloglines is a natural fit for our multi-brand portfolio, as we extend our information retrieval services to encompass the rapidly growing amount of dynamic content and information available in the blogosphere."

Financial terms were not disclosed.