YouTube founders acquire Yahoo’s Delicious

Founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, has acquired Delicious from the hands of Yahoo saving it from ceasing operations.

YouTube Founders Acquire Delicious

Today, we’re pleased to announce that Delicious has been acquired by the founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. As creators of the largest online video platform, they have firsthand experience enabling millions of users to share their experiences with the world. They are committed to running and improving Delicious going forward.

Providing a seamless transition for users is incredibly important for both companies. Yahoo! will continue to operate Delicious until approximately July 2011. When the transition period is complete, your information will be moved over to Delicious’ new owner.

Thank you for your patience in this time of transition and thank you for using Delicious! [Source: Delicious]

AVOS is a new Internet company, led by the founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. AVOS is located in San Mateo, California.

I was more hesitant lately placing new links into Delicious considering its possible closure. Yahoo hasn’t got a good track record of keeping non-revenue-generating ventures up and running. I say it’s great news for Delicious users.

Chrome and the refreshing issue

These days I am pretty much using Google Chrome which I think is probably a little faster than Firefox. It actually loads faster than Firefox and the Pokéball inspired Chrome logo is lovely for Pokémon lovers like me.

But the thing that pisses me off is the refreshing. Firefox has Ctrl + F5 which does a forced refresh. Is there something similar in Chrome?

Also missing in Chrome is the beloved Delicious and Firebug plugins.

Accessing Delicious.com too quickly

Delicious is the tool I primarily used to store my bookmarks. (So if it’s down or have a corrupted database, I’ll be crying at one corner.)

The new interface is great except for this:

Block by delicious

Accessing too quickly? It happens too often for me these days. I know I’m good at quick clicks but don’t do this to me Delicious, at least not when I am your faithful user the past one and half years. We’re still cool with each other right?

Opera 9.5 is out!

Opera 9.5 is out! You can download it here.

Opera 9.5 screenshot

Opera has been my main browser since 4 years ago. It’s the underdog of browser wars. It’s quick and light-weight but give web designers more problems with more browsers to support. But I just love the speed Opera offers.

Today I use Firefox 3 Release Candidate 2 and I’m loving it more, thanks to the Firebug and Delicious plug ins. I was previously using Apple Safari but it crashed quite often and cannot open that many tabs.

I, by the way, open around 30 tabs. I’ll just leave interesting links there on my browser until I am free to take a look at them. And I always feel sad when my browser crash and I lost all my links and have to reopen them again.

Firefox 3 and icio.us

Here’s the security status of icio.us:

Firefox 3 and icio.us

Maybe that’s why del.icio.us wants to change their website to delicious.com. It’s much easier to tell others too. No idea how much they purchase delicious.com for though.

If you have Firefox 3 and wish to install the Delicious plugin, you can install the beta one here.

Oh, another social account FriendFeed

I just tried FriendFeed yesterday and it’s really cool. It aggregates all sites that have an RSS feed for you. It gathers my Digg, Mixx, Pownce, Twitter, Google Reader, Reddit, Google Talk, YouTube, my other blog, Delicious and Facebook account. It aggregates almost everything I have even though I only actively use a quarter of them. Erm, probably lesser.

Excessive information overload for noise lovers. It’s cool if you have friends using this service and you can see what they’re doing in the other websites.

However, FriendFeed may be a little bit of privacy invasion to some people. But for me, I do not really care about privacy any more honestly. I just sort of given up this little right of mine.

What KahWee tweeted on 2008-05-18

  • Woke really late today… Wake and sleep, wake and sleep. The sleeping bug has hit me… #
  • finally keeping all my course guides already. putting them in a box and i hope i won’t have to see them ever again #
  • @ridz84: that time i was telling you about your delicious plugin, get it here for firefox 3 http://tinyurl.com/6n3k4o #
  • playing with twirl and friendfeed now #