Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) did a terrible job integrating social bookmarking service Delicious into their own eco-system. Five years later the company is now talking about spinning the company off.
Former Yahoo! engineer for Delicious Dave Dash said “Yahoo! lacks vision. It had Delicious for years, but didn?t properly place it in its eco-system. It ignored the founder for the most part, and switched the management team above it repeatedly.”
Digg founder Kevin Rose expressed interest in Delicious by saying “I’d really like to buy del.icio.us and make a seriously rad social bookmarking site, screenshot archives of bookmarks/audio annotations etc.” Beacon Hill Apps founder and CEO Jesse Waites responded by saying “@kevinrose Why don’t you buy Digg and make it a rad social media site?”