New Delicious owners announced: What does AVOS stand for anyway?

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April 28, 2011 by MMIT

Good news. The Delicious bookmarking service has found a new home with an Internet company called AVOS. AVOS is a new venture by YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen and all signs so far indicate that they plan to continue (and further develop) the service. Not sure what the name means though (and The Guardian have it written as Avos).

Yahoo has contacted Delicious users to announce the sale and seek permission to move their bookmarks over. The current service will remain available as is until July. There’s more information for current Delicious users available in a series of FAQs on the Delicious site:


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