Founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, has acquired Delicious from the hands of Yahoo saving it from ceasing operations.

YouTube Founders Acquire Delicious

Today, we’re pleased to announce that Delicious 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. They are committed to running and improving Delicious going forward.

Providing a seamless transition for users is incredibly important for both companies. Yahoo! will continue to operate Delicious until approximately July 2011. When the transition period is complete, your information will be moved over to Delicious’ new owner.

Thank you for your patience in this time of transition and thank you for using Delicious! [Source: Delicious]

AVOS is a new Internet company, led by the founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. AVOS is located in San Mateo, California.

I was more hesitant lately placing new links into Delicious considering its possible closure. Yahoo hasn’t got a good track record of keeping non-revenue-generating ventures up and running. I say it’s great news for Delicious users.

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