Yahoo nabs Del.Icio.Us?!

Reading this article on TechCrunch yesterday, it was revealed that del.icio.us (such a handy tool I might add!) is being bought out by Yahoo. Have they beaten Google to the punch or are they simply trying to follow in Google’s footsteps and buy up whatever is good on the internet?

Is there any need for Yahoo to acquire something like del.icio.us? Could this be the key to serious success for Flickr, since Google were tapping up Riya to be bought? (A previous post of mine).

From the del.icio.us blog...

We’re proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family. Together we’ll continue to improve how people discover, remember and share on the Internet, with a big emphasis on the power of community. We’re excited to be working with the Yahoo! Search team – they definitely get social systems and their potential to change the web. (We’re also excited to be joining our fraternal twin Flickr!)