Delicious saved from the axe

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delicious_logo.pngDelicious, the bookmark organising and sharing site, will live to fight another day following reports that it had been axed as part of cost-cutting measures at Yahoo!.

Leaked slides from a Yahoo! meeting last week showed that Delicious, alongside search engine AltaVista would face the chop alongside 600 Yahoo! staff members.

After confirming that the leaked slides were indeed the real deal, Yahoo! released this statment: “Part of our organisational streamlining involves cutting our investment in underperforming or off-strategy products to put better focus on our core strengths and fund new innovation in the next year and beyond.”

“We continuously evaluate and prioritise our portfolio of products and services, and do plan to shut down some products in the coming months.”

However, a blog post from Delicious now suggests that the site will merely be moving home.

“While we have determined that there is not a strategic fit at Yahoo!, we believe there is a ideal [sic] home for Delicious outside of the company where it can be resourced to the level where it can be competitive,” said the blog entry.

While its future is still far from certain, it’s a slightly tastier prospect now on the cards for Delicious users. Still, if you don’t much fancy storing your bookmarks on a sinking ship, here are five Delicious alternatives.

Gerald Lynch