Feeds

Yahoo! to! offload! Delicious! as! early! as! next! week!

Report suggests StumbleUpon could be new suitor

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Yahoo! is reportedly close to bagging a new suitor for its bookmarking web property Delicious.

A buyout deal of between $1m and $2m has been suggested by a source familiar with the talks, according to Business Insider.

The report said it was unclear which "strategic partner" was planning to acquire Delicious, but some have tagged StumbleUpon as the possible buyer, given that it recently completed a $17m funding round.

Yahoo! scooped up the social bookmarking service in 2005. By the summer of 2008, the company's founder, Joshua Schacter, had quit the purple palace.

In December last year Delicious confirmed rumours that Yahoo! wanted to offload the site.

"While we have determined that there is not a strategic fit at Yahoo!, we believe there is a ideal home for Delicious outside of the company where it can be resourced to the level where it can be competitive," said the Web2.0 outfit at the time.

However, the company has yet to break free from Yahoo!. According to Business Insider, the sell-off is taking its sweet, or perhaps bitter, time because the Delicious infrastructure relies on Yahoo! tech.

A sale could be closed as early as next week, said the report. ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Microsoft WINDOWS 10: Seven ATE Nine. Or Eight did really
Windows NEIN skipped, tech preview due out on Wednesday
Business is back, baby! Hasta la VISTA, Win 8... Oh, yeah, Windows 9
Forget touchscreen millennials, Microsoft goes for mouse crowd
Apple: SO sorry for the iOS 8.0.1 UPDATE BUNGLE HORROR
Apple kills 'upgrade'. Hey, Microsoft. You sure you want to be like these guys?
ARM gives Internet of Things a piece of its mind – the Cortex-M7
32-bit core packs some DSP for VIP IoT CPU LOL
Microsoft on the Threshold of a new name for Windows next week
Rebranded OS reportedly set to be flung open by Redmond
Lotus Notes inventor Ozzie invents app to talk to people on your phone
Imagine that. Startup floats with voice collab app for Win iPhone
'Google is NOT the gatekeeper to the web, as some claim'
Plus: 'Pretty sure iOS 8.0.2 will just turn the iPhone into a fax machine'
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.