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Ford Touts 2 Million Microsoft Sync Cars Sold

When Microsoft got into the automotive business, it seemed like a novelty to many. But after a three-year-partnership with Ford, the automaker says it has sold 2 million cars equipped with Microsoft's Sync technology.

Datamation has the story on Microsoft's partnership with Ford, and the details on the Sync technology.

Ford Motor Company announced it has sold its two-millionth vehicle equipped with the Sync in-car communications and infotainment software that it developed with Microsoft, just ten months after it delivered its one millionth Sync-enabled vehicle.

The one-millionth Sync-equipped Ford (NYSE: F) auto was a 2010 Fusion hybrid delivered to -- who else? -- Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer, Ford said in a statement on Wednesday. Ford did not identify who received the two-millionth Sync-enabled vehicle.

Microsoft has been in the automobile software business with Ford since the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2007, when the companies announced their partnership. Sync is based on the Microsoft Embedded Automotive platform. The first Sync-equipped 2008 Fords went on sale in the fall of 2007.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Microsoft and Ford: Two Millionth Sync-Enabled Car Sold