SearchFox Bites the Dust

I just got an email from Esteban Kozak, Product Manager of SearchFox, with the following sad news:

SearchFox will shut down on January 25, 2006

Thanks for all your help in making SearchFox what it is. We have enjoyed providing this service, and hope that you have enjoyed using it. Please export all of your links and an OPML file with your RSS sources before the site shuts down. In accordance with our privacy policy, we will delete all personal information on January 25 after we shut down the services.

This came as a complete surprise to me. Nothing in the blogosphere signaled it’s peril or what have you. Oh man, I guess it’s back to Newsgator for me till I find another web-based RSS-reader that can do the job the way SearchFox did it.

This just came in from Techcrunch: it seems that SearchFox got bought out by Yahoo!