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Thursday, April 28, 2011

YouTube founders acquire Delicious

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And essentially salvage the bookmarking service from the Yahoo scrap heap. Could this be a renewed lease on life for the bookmarking service? Tomio Geron (Forbes Tech blogger) tells us about it in his posting...

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YouTube’s Chad Hurley And Steve Chen Bookmark Delicious

YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have acquired Delicious from Yahoo.

It marks what could be a re-birth for the longstanding bookmarking service, which was acquired by Yahoo back in 2005.

There has been speculation for months about who would buy Delicious, which still has a large user base, but a languishing product. In December news leaked of Yahoo’s plans to sell off Delicious, and users have scurried to find ways to download or transfer their bookmarks to other services. With Chen and Hurley in command, they may reconsider that move.