Mark Fletcher Leaves Ask.com & Bloglines

Mark Fletcher, founder of the popular web-based RSS reader Bloglines, has announced that he is leaving the service. On February 8, 2005 Ask.com acquired Bloglines and continued to add features and resources to the service. Just last week Ask launched a blog and feed search service with the help of the Bloglines team. Mark said he is leaving not just to spend more time with his family but more because he wants to start up new companies and help other startups succeed. Mark said he is confident in leaving Bloglines in the Ask.com hands.