It’s true! I saw word of del.icio.us being acquired from TechCrunch a few moments ago and couldn’t believe it. Joshua wrote about it at the del.icio.us blog:

We’re proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family. Together we’ll continue to improve how people discover, remember and share on the Internet, with a big emphasis on the power of community. We’re excited to be working with the Yahoo! Search team – they definitely get social systems and their potential to change the web. (We’re also excited to be joining our fraternal twin Flickr!)

Just minutes later Yahoo had posted about acquiring del.icio.us and says to expect to see My Web sharing ideas with del.icio.us sometime in the future:

As Joshua writes, the del.icio.us team will soon be working in close proximity to their fraternal twin, Flickr. And just like we’ve done with Flickr, we plan to give del.icio.us the resources, support, and room it needs to continue growing the service and community. Finally, don’t be surprised if you see My Web and del.icio.us borrow a few ideas from each other in the future.

It is great to see Yahoo! being active in the social community and tagging. First Flickr and now del.icio.us. I am very anxious to see what how del.icio.us progresses from this point on. Congratulations, del.icio.us, and hope for the best!

You can find more information at the del.icio.us blog and Yahoo! Search blog.

Update: You can also find more information at the Union Square Ventures, an investor of del.icio.us.

Update: Logo being used is Niall Kennedy’s Yahoo! and del.icio.us logo. Love it! (See Niall’s mention)


11 Comments on “Del.icio.us Acquired by Yahoo!”

  1. Royal says:

    I just exported my links from Del.icio.us to my desktop and two other on-line services. Then deleted my account….

    I was afraid of this trend and I would have paid for the service..

  2. Brian Benzinger says:

    Royal, lets hope we don’t have to take those measures. I suppose we can only hope for the best from this and from the sounds of it, no drastic changes will be made except for providing del.icio.us with more resources to keep it growing. Thanks for the comment!

  3. George Bunyan says:

    I can’t decide whether this is good or bad.

  4. jB: no - that's definitely not good enough says:

    del.icio.us bought by Yahoo!

    Joshua Schachter announced late yesterday that his famous social bookmarking service named del.icio.us has been acquired by Yahoo!. All I can say is congratolations to Joshua aswell as Yahoo!

    Additionally, Brad Burnham, one of the guys of Union Squa…

  5. ryan says:

    I’m switching to http://www.shadows.com

  6. Brian Benzinger says:

    I can see what you guys are saying. It certainly is something to be thinking about. But as for me, I am just going to make a backup the bookmarks and ride through it. :) Should be interesting.

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  10. amyth says:

    hmmm… wonder what Y! and Google is upto…

  11. 3stripe says:

    I really like the fact that Delicious and Flickr were independant.

    Not really excitited about this news… but if it brings these 2 websites any closer together in terms of integration it might be ok ;-)