Just eight months after taking funding, the popular social bookmark website del.icio.us gets acquired by Yahoo.
Jeremy Zawodny has the announcement on the Yahoo Search blog and Joshua Schachter announces on the del.icio.us blog.
Yahoo seems to be making quite a push on tagging and social software. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
See also my previous posts, "Questioning tags" and "Yahoo gets social with MyWeb".
Update: Greg Yardley claims the deal is rumored to be for $30M and computes that that works out to roughly $100 per user. Yowsers. Greg goes on to say, "Yahoo didn't buy del.icio.us' technology; it bought our bookmarks and tags - and for quite a price."
Update: John Battelle says his sources also put the deal at around $30M.
Update: Paul Kedrosky's sno.oker.ed post is pretty amusing. Some good points from Paul and in the comments on the post. [via Om Malik]