Delicious Founder Joins Google

Joshua Schachter

Yahoo continues to bleed premium executive talent to Google. Last year Yahoo’s well-respected VP for Product Strategy Bradley Horowitz left for Google. Now Joshua Schachter, founder of Yahoo-owned social bookmarking service Delicious, joins Google six months after leaving Yahoo.

Delicious has been a major player in the social bookmarking space for the last five years. Google Bookmarks has been unable to overshadow Delicious thus far — but that may change now that Google has the founder of Delicious on their side.

Schachter doesn’t need money after selling Delicious to Yahoo for a rumored $20 million three years ago — but he craves to innovate. It was the difficulty of innovating within Yahoo that drove him away. Google must have offered him a fantastic opportunity to let loose his imagination. That can only mean good things for Google users.

(Photo by Patrick Tufts.)

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2 Comments (with 1 Conversation) on “Delicious Founder Joins Google”
  1. Romeo says:

    Oh absolutely. Yahoo satisfies developers with their APIs. Tons of it. But IMO that’s just half of the fun what Google can do. They’re into (what you said) innovation and meaningful APIs. As a delicious fan, I’m delighted of this news.

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