Yahoo! has just acquired del.icio.us, the social bookmarking service, as announced on the Yahoo and the Del.icio.us blog’s
What’s the big deal about delicious? Well you can read What’s so cool about del.icio.us?, and or what I wrote a year ago here Folksonomies In Del.icio.us and Flickr on Slashdot and on slashdot : Folksonomies In Del.icio.us and Flickr,
But the shortest answer is that Del.icio.us, and Flickr.com (also a part of Yahoo!, since last winter), populized the folksonomies (tagging) and the Social and Share web space. This looks like a good thing for Del.icio.us and Yahoo! More stuff tagged on Del.icio.us under the tag: Del.icio.us, what else, and Yahoo
Also the Globe & Mail has a large article on the Un-Google and Yahoo’s search for Net supremacy, and how the Web portal is on a mission to beat Google for surfers’ loyalties and advertising dollars in a battle that could dramatically alter their cyberscape. lots of background and figures to thinks about.
Also John Battelle has scouted out details of the deal , and has a interview with Google CEO Eric Schmidt in this months Business 2.0.
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