The service was placed on the market in December after a meeting to discuss Yahoo’s future direction. After a heated bidding process, the site has reportedly been sold to a rival bookmarking service – who exactly we’re unsure of but we’ll update once we have confirmation. We do know its been sold to an existing competitor with “strong user base.”
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We’ve contacted Yahoo and current Delicious developers for confirmation and will update once we’ve heard back. In the mean time, while we dig further, check out these Delicious alternatives.
Update: We’ve gotten a reply from Yahoo which, sadly, is not much of a reply.
We don’t comment on rumor or speculation.
As we have said in the past, we are actively thinking about the future of Delicious and believe there is a home outside the company that would make more sense for the service, our users and our shareholders.
There is, of course, the adage that a non-denial is as good as a confirmation but that’s not a jump that we’re willing to take, just yet.