delicious history

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DEFINITION Delicious (formerly, pronounced "delicious") is a social book marking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks.


COMMERCIAL It has more than five million users and 150 million bookmarked URLs. In September 2003, Schachter released the first version of Delicious. Various guesses suggest it was sold for somewhere between US$15 million and US$30 million


OWNER The site was founded by Joshua Schachter in 2003 and acquired by Yahoo! in 2005. It is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.


CREATED BY The site was founded by Joshua Schachter in 2003 Joshua Schachter (born 1974) is the creator of Delicious, creator of geoURL and co-creator of Meme pool. Schachter announced he would work full-time on Delicious. On December 9 2005, Yahoo! acquired Delicious for an undisclosed sum. According to Business 2.0, the acquisition was close to $30 million, with Schachter's share being worth approximately $15 million.


LAUNCHED Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) is an American public corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, that provides Internet services worldwide. The company is perhaps best known for its web portal On January 13, 2009, Yahoo! appointed Carol Bartz, former executive chairperson of Autodesk, as its new chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors.

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Revenue model About 88% of total revenues for the fiscal year 2006 came from marketing services. The largest segment of it comes from search advertising, where advertisers bid for search terms to display their ads on the search results, on average Yahoo! makes 2.5 cents to 3 cents from each search. With the new search advertising system "Panama" Yahoo! aims to increase revenue generated from search.

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Thank You! Presentation By, Eswari. [email protected]

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