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Delicious Bought By YouTube Founders Hurley and Chen
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msg:4304912
 5:29 pm on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

Delicious Bought By YouTube Founders Hurley and Chen [bits.blogs.nytimes.com]
Fans of Delicious, an online bookmarking service, raised a ruckus after word leaked four months ago that its owner, Yahoo, might shutter it as part of a streamlining plan.

To deflect the criticism, Yahoo quickly promised to find Delicious a new home rather than kill it.

On Wednesday, Yahoo said that it had succeeded in finding a buyer — a team led by Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, the co-founders of YouTube. Their acquisition is a surprise move for the duo, who quietly left YouTube in the years after it was bought by Google five years ago for $1.65 billion.

“We’re excited to work with this fantastic community and take Delicious to the next level,” said Mr. Hurley, who is chief executive of AVOS, a new company that will own Delicious. “We see a tremendous opportunity to simplify the way users save and share content they discover anywhere on the Web.”



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Hugene




msg:4305019
 8:28 pm on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

They probably got it for peanuts. But what will they do with it?

BillyS




msg:4305152
 2:51 am on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

Do people really use this service?

anshul




msg:4305253
 8:36 am on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

Sometimes I think mathematics and physics professor~ism is better, clearer and realistic than the IT professionalism.

rooo




msg:4305390
 2:12 pm on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

I still use delicious - even so fars as 'hacking' Firefox 4 to get the add on working. Perhaps I'm stuck in my bookmarking ways, but I can't imagine life without it at the moment!

s2011




msg:4305492
 4:47 pm on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

There are a few social bookmarking sites, my question is why?. The only way to make money is by perhaps targeted advertising and people are not really using them as much now. If I were them Id try get back into search and portals by buying something like Hulu.com, or a neat meta search engine like Mamma.com or visual search engine like Qwiki.com or yometa.com.

walkman




msg:4305616
 9:12 pm on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

I still use delicious - even so fars as 'hacking' Firefox 4 to get the add on working. Perhaps I'm stuck in my bookmarking ways, but I can't imagine life without it at the moment!
So the Youtube boys saved you from certain suicide? ;)
rooo




msg:4305641
 10:06 pm on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

LOL, almost!

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