Feeds

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

Report suggests StumbleUpon could be new suitor

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

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. ®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Batten down the hatches, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS due in TWO DAYS
Admins dab straining server brows in advance of Trusty Tahr's long-term support landing
Inside the Hekaton: SQL Server 2014's database engine deconstructed
Nadella's database sqares the circle of cheap memory vs speed
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Half of Twitter's 'active users' are SILENT STALKERS
Nearly 50% have NEVER tweeted a word
Internet-of-stuff startup dumps NoSQL for ... SQL?
NoSQL taste great at first but lacks proper nutrients, says startup cloud whiz
Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE
Pre-Update versions of new Windows version will no longer support patches
IRS boss on XP migration: 'Classic fix the airplane while you're flying it attempt'
Plus: Condoleezza Rice at Dropbox 'maybe she can find ... weapons of mass destruction'
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.