Bloglines adds package tracking to its service

Online content aggregator Bloglines will let its users track package shipping information from within its service starting Wednesday.

The Bloglines online content-aggregation service plans to let its users track from within its service package-shipping information from FedEx, United Parcel Service of America (UPS) and the U.S. Postal Service, according to a company executive.

This is the first of many types of personalized online information that Bloglines will be able to gather on behalf of its users, said Mark Fletcher, Bloglines' vice president and general manager. "Bloglines is moving beyond the blog," he said. For example, Bloglines will be able to collect local weather information and stock prices.

Bloglines' core service is monitoring the content "feeds" that millions of Web sites distribute using technologies such as RSS (Really Simple Syndication) and Atom. Users decide which feeds they want monitored and Bloglines aggregates the content in users' Bloglines personal Web pages.

But Bloglines wants to aggregate a broader scope of online information and become a "universal inbox" for its users, Fletcher said. "Instead of you having to go out and get all of this online information that's part of your life, Bloglines will bring this information to you," he said.

The shipping tracking feature will be available on Wednesday. To access it, users go to their Bloglines personal Web page and add the tracking number of the shipment they're interested in having Bloglines monitor. As are all existing Blogline services, it will be free, Fletcher said.

Bloglines was recently acquired by Ask Jeeves, which later was itself bought by IAC/Interactive.

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Struggling for Christmas presents this year? Check out our Christmas Gift Guide for some top tech suggestions and more.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Juan Carlos Perez

IDG News Service

Most Popular Reviews

Follow Us

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Shopping.com

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Latest Jobs

Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?