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Deliciously Disastrous: Diigo Has 30 Million Delicious Bookmark Imports

Looks like Delicious is going to lose a lot of users come what may. Diigo, which is gaining more popularity in the bookmarking and cloud storage in general have processed 10 Million Delicious Bookmarks in a day and they still have to process 20 million more thanks to the disastrous leak about Delicious closing down, which is still going to survive though.

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According to a couple of tweets from Diigo, the have migrated over 10 million Delicious bookmarks in a day and are still migrating 20 million or more bookmarks from the service which was once a crowd favorite. And boy the folks at Diigo are definitely struggling at keeping up with it.

10m bmk imports from delicious processed, 20+ m still in queue. Getting new servers & improving codes to try speeding up! Sorry for the wait

Normally, we import 100k bmk/day. With 30m from delicious, that’s about a year worth of normals. Getting new servers and codes to speed up!

The past two days have been definitely a nightmare for Yahoo and Delicious in general. There are ways to export your Delicious bookmarks and import Delicious bookmarks into Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, Xmarks and Diigo themselves, heck there are so many Delicious Alternatives too.

Whatever the case, I do believe that the valuation of Delicious has hit rock bottom right now. I mean there are so many alternatives for Delicious right now that no one would put enough money for Yahoo to say yes. To top it, creating a bookmarking service is a child’s play these days.

Back in the days Delicious was a really good way of garnering traffic and getting bookmarked, but those days are not out of question. And who might I say ruined this? Yahoo! of course, they should probably shut shop and leave us alone. Do they care for our fingers and how often we have to write about them shutting down a service?

LastPass Acquires Xmarks, Promises to give it a Business Model

XmarksXmarks, the popular cross-browser bookmark synchronization tool, has announced that it has been acquired by LastPass, bringing to end months of speculation about Xmarks’ future.

Towards the end of September, Xmarks had announced that it will be shutting down due to its failure to identify a viable business model. The announcement had triggered an outcry from its users, who blamed the company for not even trying. Taken aback by the outpouring of support from users – as many as 30,000 pledged to pay for a premium version of the service, Xmarks soon changed its stance. The pledge of financial support from users also helped the startup gain the attention of multiple potential buyers.

LastPass is also one of our favorites, and we have lauded the cloud based password and identity management tool on multiple occasions in the past. Like LastPass, the core functionality of Xmarks will remain available for free. However, a premium offering, which will include iPhone and Android apps among other things, will be available for $12 per year. Users looking to take advantage of both of these excellent services can opt for the combined subscription at $20 per year.

For now, LastPass and Xmarks will continue to operate individually. They will have separate websites as well as separate downloads. However, in the future, they might be combined into a single offering.

Xmarks Almost Sold, Sale Will Keep The Service Alive

XmarksA few months ago, Xmarks, the bookmark sync service announced that they would be shutting shop due to lack of a good business model. The service though was revived thanks to donations from users and will not continue to live  around thanks to the sale of the service to a anonymous buyer.

According to an official blog post, Xmarks in the final stages of completing the sale to a new owner who is committed to keeping the browser sync service alive and kicking.

I’m pleased to announced that we’re in the final stages of completing a sale of Xmarks to a new owner who is 100% committed to keep our great browser sync service running smoothly.

Xmarks will continue to have a free browser sync component whilst providing users with more features through a premium service. Users who pledged towards keeping Xmarks alive during their turmoil will get access to premium options.

Details on the sale or buyer are not yet available. Long live Xmarks.