Yahoo is about to sell off the social bookmarking site Delicious for as much as $2 million, according to several sources. If true, the move comes three months after Yahoo said Delicious was “not a strategic fit” for the Web portal.
“We believe there is a home [for Delicious] outside the company that would make more sense for the service and our users,” Yahoo said in December. Delicious’ prospective buyer is reportedly a StumbleUpon-like service but not necessarily StumbleUpon itself, Business Insider reports.
Since December, little was said about Yahoo’s intention to unload Delicious until recently. Earlier this month, The Next Web reported Yahoo was about to sell Delicious for as much as $5 million to a “rival social bookmarking service” with a “strong user base.”
StumbleUpon could fit the Next Web’s description (backing up Business Insider’s Report), but so could other services such as Google Bookmarks, or perhaps even Digg or Evernote.
Yahoo is assuring Delicious users their bookmarks will be maintained during any transition from Yahoo to another company. But if you’re concerned about saving your data, you can download your Delicious bookmarks here.