Delicious, social bookmarking site bought by YouTube founders from Yahoo!

By on Apr 28, 2011 in Business, Internet Comments

Social bookmarking site Delicious was bought from Yahoo! by the founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, and will now be a part of AVOS, an Internet company.



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According to a press release published at Delicious’ official blog on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, the company was purchased by YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen.

Apparently, Yahoo will operate Delicious until about July 2011 while the transition is going on, in which all users’ information will be transferred to its new owner afterward.

As noted by Delicious, they have chosen AVOS to be their new home because they believe Delicious can receive more love and attention, and can move forward as well.

“We’re excited to work with this fantastic community and take Delicious to the next level,” AVOS CEO Chad Hurley said on a blog post at AVOS.

“We see a tremendous opportunity to simplify the way users save and share content they discover anywhere on the web.” Hurley added.

With that, Delicious users will be asked to allow the site to transfer all the bookmarks, personal account and all associated data, in which a dedicated page was created for it.

By agreeing on the Terms of Service (TOS), Delicious will do the transferring of data which include Delicious username, Delicious password, Email address, full name, bookmarks, among others.

For more information, Delicious is inviting all users to visit their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.



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