If you’re using Xmarks, and you’re concerned about the future of the financially strapped company, stop worrying. The bookmark syncing company has been sold to LastPass, according to All Things Digital’s Kara Swisher. Neither Xmarks nor LastPass were willing to comment on the financial details of the sale.
LastPass fully intends on keeping the service running, as well as providing it with an ongoing business model. There’s no word on whether the service is going to remain free, or rely on a freemium model, but users can rest easy, since the technology behind Xmarks will be around awhile longer. LastPass currently offers both a free version of their password software as well as a $1.00 per month premium model to their customers. Xmarks could be slated to follow the same kind of pay scheme.
LastPass’s current products focus on password management and automatically filling out online forms, and the addition of Xmarks will complement their current software quite nicely. Today is the first time that we are hearing about LastPass, so we can’t vouch for their products.
If you’ve used LastPass (free or premium), we’d love to hear your thoughts on the service in the comments.
Article Via All Things Digital