In an exclusive blog post today, Delicious says – “No, we are not shutting down Delicious”.
Yesterday, it wall all confirmed that Yahoo was shutting down Delicious, one of the most popular bookmarking services.
From the blog post,
No, we are not shutting down Delicious. While we have determined that there is not a strategic fit at Yahoo!, we believe there is a ideal home for Delicious outside of the company where it can be resourced to the level where it can be competitive.
“Part of our organizational 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 prioritize our portfolio of products and services, and do plan to shut down some products in the coming months such as Yahoo! Buzz, our Traffic APIs, and others. We will communicate specific plans when appropriate.”
This could be a terrible mistake as many of the users have already started switching to other services.