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5:29 pm on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

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

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They probably got it for peanuts. But what will they do with it?
2:51 am on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Do people really use this service?
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2:12 pm on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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

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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.
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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? ;)
10:06 pm on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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LOL, almost!
 

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