The title says it all. LastPass, which is a cross-platform password manager, has acquired Xmarks, a cross platform bookmark, tab, history, and password sync. It seems a match made in heaven. The two businesses seem to align perfectly.
Xmarks will join Lastpass‘s Freemium model. The browser plugin and most of what users are used to will remain, but new features will be available, including an iPhone and Android app. Those features will be part of the $12 a year premium package. You can get both premium services bundled for a $20 a year package.
The two services will continue to require separate downloads and will be administered through two distinct extensions and websites, although there are plans to integrate them in the future.
- LastPass Acquires Xmarks, Keeping Free Bookmark-Syncing Plans Available [Bookmarks] (lifehacker.com)
- Xmarks Saved by Password-Syncing Service LastPass (mashable.com)
- Xmarks Finds a New Home in LastPass (shankrila.com)