Well, Pamela, your wish was answered really fast…Yahoo didn’t buy Bloglines, but it bought something similar: Oddpost. No financial details were released. The nifty little tool provides Web-based e-mail and RSS newsreader built into one.
The company got some venture funding from Venture Strategy Partners and Draper Associates a few months before.
Quick take: Well, Oddpost is similar to what MyYahoo does, to some extent, and Oddpost would be combined with that as well as Yahoo e-mail product. The idea is to make MyYahoo as the communication and newsreading hub, and Oddpost combines it in an elegant way that Yahoo has struggled with till now.
Or maybe I’m reading too much into it. Oddpost’s own announcement keeps it simple: “We’ll be working on a new, advanced Yahoo! Mail product…After the migration, you