Yahoo gave its members their final warning that if they want to keep their bookmarks from Delicious, they need to grant Yahoo permission to move them to new Delicious owner AVOS by Sept. 23, 2011 or they will lose everything.
LAUNCH has contacted Yahoo to see if there will be any mercy for those who do not see or miss this final notice.
AVOS is the latest company from YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, who acquired Delicious from Yahoo in April for an undisclosed amount. Yahoo bought Delicious for a reported $10M to $15M in 2005, but now ex-CEO Carol Bartz decided in December 2010 that Delicious needed to be sold because it didn't fit with her strategy of focusing on profitable content sites.
Delicious founder Josh Schachter's most recent company is Jig, a Q&A site for filling needs [ see our story ].