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?)
AVOS Systems is an Internet company led by YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. AVOS is headquartered in San Mateo, California with additional offices in Beijing, China and Dunedin, New Zealand. AVOS recently closed a Series A financing led by New Enterprise Associates and Google Ventures with participation from Madrone Capital and China-based incubator Innovation Works. AVOS is committed to building great products that people use in their everyday lives. We demand excellence both in the products we build and...