Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) subsidiary, Del.icio.us found a new home on Delicious.com and has relaunched their platform. The new infrastructure makes the site work faster. The new look makes Delicious more intuitive and easier to learn. The new search engine works a lot faster than the old one. Alphabetical bookmark sorting is now available for users.
Joshua Schachter created Del.icio.us and sold it to Yahoo! for around $30 million. Union Square Ventures and Amazon.com invested $2 million in Del.icio.us before Yahoo! bought them. Schachter made $15 million from the sale. Before Schachter created Del.icio.us, he was a programmer at Morgan Stanley, created geoURL, and co-created Memepool. Schachter quit Yahoo! last month.
Delicious currently has more than 3 million users and hosts 100 million bookmarked URLs.
1. Delicious blog
2. Delicious (website) on Wikipedia