Very good news. They were the best, fastest, and most solid aggregator around.
We're happy to announce that Ask.com has entered into an agreement with MerchantCircle to keep Bloglines up and running! That means your news feeds will remain available (with your same password) indefinitely. Ask.com will maintain the current Bloglines service as-is until at least December 1, 2010 after which the service will transition wholly to MerchantCircle.
You can read more detail about MerchantCircle and its plans for the service at the MerchantCircle blog and the Ask.com blog.