Yahoo Acquires del.icio.us

While I was spending the time and effort to allow Marketing Pilgrim readers the ability to add each post to both Yahoo’s My Web 2.0 and del.icio.us, the two companies were in secret acquisition talks.

As Jeremy Zawodny announces, Yahoo has acquired the social bookmarking/tagging service.

…the del.icio.us team will soon be working in close proximity to their fraternal twin, Flickr. And just like we’ve done with Flickr, we plan to give del.icio.us the resources, support, and room it needs to continue growing the service and community. Finally, don’t be surprised if you see My Web and del.icio.us borrow a few ideas from each other in the future.

del.icio.us creator Joshua Schachter explains all at his blog.

For now, it appears there are no plans to integrate the del.icio.us with either My Web or Flickr.