Rivals Google and Microsoft agree rare pact

Search giant, Google, has licensed Microsoft's ActiveSync protocol for sharing information between a server and mobile phone to power Google Sync that was launched on Monday.
Google Sync allows users to synchronize their contacts, and other information, with Google's Web-based services such as Gmail. Google Sync works with a vast range of phones including Apple's iPhone, Windows Mobile phones, BlackBerry, and also phones from Motorola, Sony Ericsson and Nokia.