Universal bookmark sync service Xmarks said it's closing up shop early next year, but there may be hope in the form of a paid service.
Xmarks announced that it has been acquired by LastPass and introduced a new premium service that costs $12 per year.
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The company isn't going to make it, but the popular browser sync tool is likely to live on.
The service was popular in a technical niche, but the company couldn't find a way to make money from either the sync service or other possibilities.
The widely used bookmark synchronization plug-in is available in alpha form to those selected to test it. Xmarks hopes to open testing to more people soon.
Are the popular plug-ins new features a bonus or do the muddy this otherwise pure and simple application?
There's no Mac OS X or Linux version yet, and extensions are disabled, but a significant new version of Chrome is heading to a broader audience.
Microsoft will kill Live Mesh on Wednesday, so current users have only a couple of days left to jump ship to SkyDrive or a similar service.
Foxmarks has changed its name to Xmarks. CEO James Joaquin tells Larry Magid how the company is doing more than letting people sync bookmarks