SEARCH WITH A SILLY NAME MICROSOFT ANNOUNCED a new search engine last week called Bing that replaces its Windows Live and MSN search engines. Bing is Microsoft’s plan to compete directly with Google and Yahoo! Bing is in beta, meaning it’s technically still being tested, although you can access it at www.bing.com.
Microsoft says Bing is a “decision engine” and moves beyond search to help people make faster and better informed decisions, adding it’s been developed to complement the way in which people use the web. the licensing of DVB-H operators by e.tv. But Icasa says it recognises the need for DVB-H to be available in time for the 2010 Soccer World Cup and aims to make licences available soon. combine various forms of communication into organised sections – or “waves”. For example, you could start a wave for a project at work and track the communications for that project across Twitter, email and other forms of online communication. A live document is then created from the Wave.
Though the concept behind Wave is a bit confusing at first, Google has videos and other content that help explain it at wave.google.com. It will be available to the public later this year. WINNING ORANGE SOUTH AFRICA’S second network operator – Neotel – has won a fight to continue using the colour orange in its marketing. That after Internet service provider iBurst lodged a complaint with SA’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in October last year seeking to prevent Neotel from using the colour, which iBurst also uses in its marketing and logo.
In dismissing the appeal, the ASA said iBurst had failed to establish it had any protective advertising goodwill in the use of the colour orange. The ASA didn’t believe the use of the colour orange in iBurst’s advertising and marketing had become the signature of its products.