Yahoo! has been selling off its underperforming services in order to generate more profit, and it its latest sale, Delicious, the web-book marking service has been sold. Now, YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have agreed to purchase Delicious from Yahoo.
Starting today, Delicious users can log in to the service and transfer their bookmarks to the new owners.
“You’ll enjoy uninterrupted use of the service and will keep your account and all of your bookmarks when we make the transition,” Yahoo said in a statement.
On a frequently asked questions page about the transition, Delicious promised that user names, passwords, profile information, bookmarks, and other content will transfer to the new company.
In a release from AVOS, Yahoo’s John Matheny said that Yahoo chose Hurley and Chen to take over Delicious “based on their passion and unique vision” for the service.
AVOS also announced plans to build a Delicious extension for Firefox 4.