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Yahoo! To Close Delicious 311

Thwomp writes "A leaked internal presentation from Yahoo shows that Delicious, the popular bookmark sharing site, will be wound down. According to Daring Fireball's John Gruber the whole team was let go just yesterday. It appears that Delicious is just one of the services in Yahoo's portfolio that is going the way of the Dodo."
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Yahoo! To Close Delicious

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  • by xmas2003 ( 739875 ) * on Thursday December 16, 2010 @07:23PM (#34581544) Homepage
    Tech Crunch [techcrunch.com] and All Things D. [allthingsd.com] Sounds like the Yahoo folks aren't too happy about the word leaking out - "whoever it is, gone! [businessinsider.com]

    With Yahoo shutting down Del.icio.us [del.icio.us], where will we bookmark things such as these delicious Christmas Lights [komar.org] ... HO-HO-HO! ;-)
  • Re:What is it? (Score:5, Informative)

    by mazumi ( 1960366 ) on Thursday December 16, 2010 @07:40PM (#34581780)
    To put it simply, it's a social bookmarking site. It was great though because it integrated with Firefox in such a way that for me, it totally replaced the native bookmarking function. The site had a very simple UI too. And because all the bookmarks are databased I'm able to access them from anywhere. You can also tag and cross-reference the links you bookmark. I have dozens of recipes saved on Delicious, and almost every night I'll access them on my smartphone while I'm cooking or baking. I am really, really disappointed that Delicious is going away.
  • by he-sk ( 103163 ) on Thursday December 16, 2010 @07:46PM (#34581868)

    You can export your bookmarks here: https://secure.delicious.com/settings/bookmarks/export [delicious.com]

    It's a standard Netscape bookmark file, so I expect other services to be able to import from it. But I haven't researched it yet.

  • by petsounds ( 593538 ) on Thursday December 16, 2010 @08:57PM (#34582582)

    If this is not a tailor-made argument for not trusting cloud-based services, I don't know what is. I don't care how "do no evil" your corporation-of-choice is; you're in their playground. They make the rules and break the rules at their whim (or the government's whim).

    Export your bookmarks while you still can: curl --user petsounds:sebad0h -o delicious_bookmarks.xml -O 'https://api.del.icio.us/v1/posts/all'

  • by Un pobre guey ( 593801 ) on Thursday December 16, 2010 @09:09PM (#34582686) Homepage
    I overheard this guy over at the Starbucks in Sunnyvale about a half a mile from Yahoo, and he said some chick told another guy in line that her friend got really drunk the night before and the guy she ended up with in a bathroom stall (she didn't know his name) in The City said he knew a girl who used to work at Yahoo that was still seeing a guy from AMD who was buying a sandwich at one of those places near Lawrence and Arques about a month ago and he thought he heard some Indian guys at a table talking about how some chick was totally fucked up at an office party and was telling everyone how she heard some older guys in suits in a parking lot bragging about how they got blown by some girl who claimed she worked at Yahoo and said that she heard they were thinking about laying a few people off.

    That's almost first hand info, Dude.
  • by Mana Mana ( 16072 ) on Thursday December 16, 2010 @09:54PM (#34583084) Homepage

    Are you kidding? Yes AV was the first major search engine but you seem to forget or be ignorant of how it sold search positions AND how it bragged to the IT media how AV was farsighted, how that approach was the way forward, and only a fool could think otherwise. That and untargeted display advertisement was their doom. Now you say that's 20/20 hindsight thinking, but, here on /. concurrently it was discussed and highlighted how their approach was completely wrong and how time would prove it so. And it came to pass, and not too long afterward the ascendancy among geeks of alternative engines was apparent. I have no love lost nor nostalgia for them, their results sucked hard at the time, we were all fed up with their bad quality never mind the paid results.

    Their domain was disconnected for years and sold repeatedly at base prices. They tried to come back as an mp3 engine for a while but then the mafiaa got into the ass kicking game.

  • by Roblimo ( 357 ) on Friday December 17, 2010 @02:30AM (#34584486) Homepage Journal

    Got this notice in my Yahoo email inbox on Dec. 15:

    Dear Yahoo! Video user,

    After careful consideration, we will be removing all general user-generated content upload capability and user-uploaded video from Yahoo! Video. As a result, your videos, user profiles, ratings, favorites, and playlists will no longer be available after March 14, 2011. User video content from Yahoo! Video that remains embedded on third party sites will no longer be playable after March 14, 2011.

    Available on your profile page is a software utility that will allow you to download the videos you have uploaded to Yahoo! Video to your computer through March 14, 2011. You can find your profile by clicking on the 'My Video' tab or going to http://video.yahoo.com/mypage [yahoo.com].

    Once you download your videos, you may choose to upload them to another site such as Flickr, which now allows video uploads. You can find out more here: http://www.flickr.com/explore/video [flickr.com].

    Thanks for your understanding and thanks for being a part of Yahoo! Video.

    If you have any questions about this change, please visit our FAQ section, or contact Customer Care.

    The Yahoo! Video Team

Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work. -- John G. Pollard