Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Dec 2012 22:37 UTC
Google "Google Sync was designed to allow access to Google Mail, Calendar and Contacts via the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol. With the recent launch of CardDAV, Google now offers similar access via IMAP, CalDAV and CardDAV, making it possible to build a seamless sync experience using open protocols. Starting January 30, 2013, consumers won't be able to set up new devices using Google Sync; however, existing Google Sync connections will continue to function." Others are free to implement the open protocols.
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RE: Comment by windowshasyou
by judgen on Sat 15th Dec 2012 02:17 UTC in reply to "Comment by windowshasyou"
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Wonder how much google could limit microsoft profits at all by their search engine algorithm and browser deals. I have not seen anyone in days using an actual adress since the omnibar was installed on all firefox (and equivalent on the opera browser) at my company. It redirects to some smart google server that sometimes hits directly and sometimes just google the results. Soon all the webmonkeys will not know what a web adress is, just as most yuong web users today do not know what a BBS is.

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