It was earlier reported that Xmarks, the popular browser bookmark syncing service will be shutting down in the next few months, but now it seems that there is hope yet for the service, as the company’s CEO has said that it is revisiting the idea of Xmarks as a premium service, something that it has never offered before, and one of the reasons why the company never reached profitability. In order to gauge interest on such a service, they have created a page on Pledgebank where they’re hoping to get 100,000 people to pledge to pay $10-$20 a year for a paid, premium service. So far only 2,000+ users have signed up, so there’s still a long way to go. Apparently the company will need 2 million dollars a year in order to keep the service running, which will go towards hosting and keeping a full-time staff of engineers on-board for maintaining the software. Would you be willing to pay for a premium version of Xmarks, or do you think the free bookmark sync for Firefox is good enough for you?
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