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Old 29. Sep 2010, 11:13 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The whole story from beginning to end.

http://blog.xmarks.com/?p=1886
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Old 29. Sep 2010, 11:51 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Foxmarks... Xmarks... hmm... now Nomarks.
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End of the Road for Xmarks is an interesting read.
A bit surprised and pissed to see that 2 million people is considered a too small user base by the advertisers.

@MC: pissed as in irritated, not drunk.
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Old 29. Sep 2010, 01:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Go to mozilla comments section for Xmarks (very old ones) - you will get lot of good things to read. Once upon a time i was very active there .
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Old 29. Sep 2010, 02:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Go to mozilla comments section for Xmarks (very old ones) - you will get lot of good things to read. Once upon a time i was very active there .
That's all you have to say? You said you were glad they are dying, and we are supposed to put the puzzle together ourselves?

I have seen where some people that think that the analyzing of booked marked data was some how a huge privacy concern. I just don't see it.
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I couldn't find any of my posts or any other posts that I was looking for..may be deleted...it's been long time.

By sold I meant - when they started monetizing (i believe that when they got venture capital...).

There privacy statement said some thing like - we can use users personal data, browsing habits logs in what ever way we like (I don't remember the exact words)..that's when many of the members had issues with the Xmark's team - there was no appropriate response from them - there was a huge dip in there rating in the mozilla site for the plugin - that's when "they admitted - in writing" there fault and changed the privacy policy...still there were major issues with the sync, advertisements - extremely unhelpful Xmark support guys...

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http://blog.xmarks.com/?p=1945 - Xmarks fan's may like this.
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http://blog.xmarks.com/?p=1945 - Xmarks fan's may like this.
That's interesting, giving us some facts and figures.

It costs $2 million to run Xmarks a year. Substracting $400,000 if 2% of the 2 million users paying $10 a year, it still has a deficit of $1.6 million a year.

Probably it has to scale down to cater for a smaller base of users who mostly favor multiple browsers, or will it shut down at the end? Let's see if Xmarks can find a ninth life...
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It costs $2 million to run Xmarks a year. Substracting $400,000 if 2% of the 2 million users paying $10 a year, it still has a deficit of $1.6 million a year.
Maybe they were already generating $1.6 million a year. Perhaps they will quit trying to develop the other features and just stick to a bookmark sync that would cut costs as well.

I signed the pledge mentioned in the blog post because I am not always a free loader.
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I think Xmarks may be going the commercial route. I will wait for sometime to see what more news comes from Xmarks. I have been mulling whether to delete my account there, or not. I mostly use Xmarks so that I have an online backup of my precious bookmarks. Offline backup is handled by FEBE, which I have scheduled daily. So, that is being taken care of just fine. I may soon delete account on Xmarks.
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Recent news on this. Xmarks may continue to provide services according to this blog post :

http://blog.xmarks.com/?p=1988

Indication is that, Xmarks will continue to provide some free service, but for more features, premium account will be required.

Will be interesting to see what route they take, and how much commercial they go. Lets hope the free services do not get crippled a lot.
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