bill - 3:01 am on Sep 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
As we don't have a general browsers forum, and Xmarks started its life as Foxmarks, I thought it would be best to post this in the Firefox forum.
I received an e-mail today announcing that Xmarks, an incredibly useful and free browser synchronization service, will cease operations as of January 10, 2011. It's unfortunate that they couldn't pick up an investor or buyer as many people depend on this service to synchronize bookmarks, passwords and tabs across most of the major browsers.
Here's the announcement on their blog:
End of the Road for Xmarks [blog.xmarks.com]
By Spring 2010, with money running tight and options fading, we started searching for potential buyers of the company. Over the past three months, we have been remarkably close to striking a deal, only to have the potential buyer get cold feet. We also considered refocusing Xmarks as a freemium sync business, but the prospects there are grim too: with the emergence of competent sync features built in to Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, it’s hard to see users paying for a service that they can now get for free.