This just in...
|del.icio.us, Joshua Schachter's killer app that created the entire web2.0 social bookmarking genre, has been acquired by Yahoo.|
Yahoo's last big acquisition was Flickr, the industry leading photo-sharing site, which like del.icio.us, uses tagging as a way to classify and retrieve images. Looks like this "emerging" technology, as some like to call it, has emerged. You can read announcements of the acquisition on the Yahoo search blog here, and on Joshua's del.icio.us blog here, where he writes:
We're proud to announce that del.icio.us as 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!) We want to thank everyone who has helped us along the way - our employees, our great investors and advisors, and especially our users. We still want to get your feedback, and we look forward to bringing you new features and more servers in the future.I look forward to continuing my vision of social and community memory, and taking it to the next level with the del.icio.us community and Yahoo!
Heather Green, blogging in business week online just a few hours ago, says Joshua told her there would be no press release. According to her posting, Joshua told her that
Del.icio.us will continue operating as a stand along service at the same time as Yahoo will integrate more of the tagging technology across its network of offerings.
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