Yahoo! announced they’re shutting down Delicious

Bad news from Yahoo!.. it’s now trending on Twitter: Yahoo! decided to shut down the social bookmarking site par excellence, Delicious. Even though we didn’t get any official announcement from Yahoo!, Techcrunch has confirmed the news with a response they got from Yahoo!:

Part of our organizational streamlining involves cutting our investment in underperforming or off-strategy products to put better focus on our core strengths and fund new innovation in the next year and beyond.

We continuously evaluate and prioritize our portfolio of products and services, and do plan to shut down some products in the coming months such as Yahoo! Buzz, our Traffic APIs, and others. We will communicate specific plans when appropriate.

Hopefully, someone will keep Delicious alive as MerchantCircle did with Bloglines. Let’s see how this turns out..

Update: Delicious announced that they’re not closing down the social bookmarking site, and they’ll look for a new home for it outside Yahoo.

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- December 17, 2010

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