Social networking website Delicious was obtained by YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, announced the Delicious blog on April 27


This comes as welcomed news to fans amid rumors the website was would shut down amid Yahoo layoffs. Delicious clarified the rumors, stating in December 2010, “We’re actively thinking about the future of Delicious and we believe there is a home outside the company,” yet little was heard since.

The switch of ownership to Hurley and Chen could be just what the website needs. “As creators of the largest online video platform, they have firsthand experience enabling millions of users to share their experiences with the world. They are committed to running and improving Delicious going forward,” states the Delicious blog.

During the transition, Yahoo! will continue running Delicious until around July 2011 and “When the transition period is complete, your information will be moved over to Delicious’ new owner,” states the blog.

Photo Credit: By User:ZyMOS [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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