Microsoft Licenses ActiveSync for Google Sync

by on February 21, 2009 · 9 comments

It’s good to see Google and Microsoft playing nice (for once):

Microsoft has licensed the Exchange ActiveSync protocol to several other mobile communications players, including Apple. Horacio Gutierrez, a top Microsoft intellectual property and licensing executive, said in a statement that Google’s licensing of the patents related to the protocol “is a clear acknowledgement of the innovation taking place at Microsoft.”

He said it also exemplifies the company’s “openness to generally license our patents under fair and reasonable terms so long as licensees respect Microsoft intellectual property.”

Check out Google’s new service.

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