Here’s what Mark Fletcher, the CEO of Bloglines has to say about being acquired. Basically he says the same thing everyone says when they get acquired: the acquiring company loves our product, we’ll be getting more resources than ever, nothing will change for the worse. I think everyone whose company gets acquired believes that, and they’re almost never right.

Jim Lanzone, an Ask Jeeves exec, explains how the merger went down as well.

I honestly wish these guys the best. I hope Mark Fletcher made a boatload of money, and I hope that Bloglines keeps getting better. I’m just not optimistic.