AVOS, the startup behind the newly re-launched Delicious.com, has acquired the link-saving service Trunk.ly, the company announced in a blog post this afternoon. AVOS, which is led by YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, says that Trunk.ly’s “technology and insights will accelerate link-saving and searching capabilities in Delicious.”
Trunk.ly itself was founded in December 2010 by Tim Bull and Alex Dong, and offered its users the ability to save all the links they “liked” or favorited on social services such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, all organized into one place.
Funny, it seems like only yesterday that Trunk.ly co-founder Bull was commenting on TechCrunch, how the “new Delicious looks great, but we think automation (collecting links for you across your social graph) and search (forget tagging, just build a personal “google” of the sites you like) are where it’s at.”
Looks like AVOS must have agreed.
Trunk.ly says its service will now be discontinued and it will cease accepting sign-ups today. Full shut down is planned for two months out, so you can migrate your links elsewhere. (Cough, Delicious, cough?)