San Francisco, CA – April 27, 2011 – Delicious.com, the leading social bookmarking service, has been acquired by the founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. As creators of the largest online video platform, they have firsthand experience enabling millions of users to share their experiences with the world. Their vision for Delicious is to continue to provide the same great service users love and to make the site even easier and more fun to save, share, and discover the web’s “tastiest” content. Delicious will become part of AVOS, a new Internet company.
“We’re excited to work with this fantastic community and take Delicious to the next level,” said Chad Hurley, CEO of AVOS. “We see a tremendous opportunity to simplify the way users save and share content they discover anywhere on the web.”
Great news! I’ve always felt like social bookmarking still has lots of room to grow; many users are highly active and engaged around sharing websites and web content, but those who aren’t haven’t heard of it at all. Services like Facebook’s “Like” button and Google’s “+1″ are making it easy for people to understand what one-click sharing is all about, and I’m psyched to see where the creative minds behind YouTube can take it.