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This article was published on May 8, 2014

Social bookmarking service Delicious sold by YouTube founders

Social bookmarking service Delicious sold by YouTube founders
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The social bookmarking service Delicious has been acquired by Science-Inc from Avos Systems, a company run by YouTube’s founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Science-Inc, a tech advisory firm run by former Myspace chief Michael Jones, confirmed the deal today in a blog post. It said that Delicious will “be the cornerstone property in our burgeoning data content group” and that “the understanding of trending content is unparalleled” thanks to its billion daily links.

Loyal Delicious users apparently have no cause to fear the demise or closure of the service though. Science-Inc’s COO Mike Macadaan said that “in the near future, our focus will be ensuring that Delicious and its users continue to have a quality and uninterrupted experience.”

In a separate blog post, Delicous said users may see no difference in the service at all – except perhaps fewer ads.

Welcome Delicious as the Cornerstone Asset of our New Data Content Group [Science-Inc]

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