Friday, June 12, 2009

HP+Intel: SHARE YOUR I.T KNOWLEDGE Contest & WIN!!!

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SHARE YOUR I.T KNOWLEDGE & WIN!!!
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HP AND INTEL ARE LOOKING FOR INNOVATIVE VIDEO ENTRIES THAT MAKE I.T SKILLS FUN AND EASY TO LEARN, AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT!

All you have to do is come up with an interesting and creative short video (2 to 3 minutes) that shows a useful tip about computers in an entertaining way. Find out how.

Winning entries will be featured in HP's Online Learning Center. You stand to win an HP TouchSmart PC powered by Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo Processor Technology, HP Mini 1000 powered by Intel® AtomTM processor and HP iPAQ 312 Travel Companion!

You can also win prizes by voting for your favourite video!

HP has invited a panel of celebrity I.T. bloggers to be part of the jury for this competition. They include: Kim Ong (Malaysia), Preetam Rai (Singapore), Gagandeep S. Sapra (India),
Jacob Cass (Australia), Mauricio Freitas (New Zealand)

Closing Date for Submission: 31 July 2009
Closing Date for Voting: 14 August 2009

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Source: HP, Intel

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Microsoft's Bing Search Engine Vs Google

San Francisco: Microsoft stepped up its efforts to cut into the search dominance of Google, launching a public preview version of its widely praised Bing search site Monday.

The site offers several features that are not automatically available on Google such as instant excerpts that allow users to see the contents of a page without actually clicking on it and a sidebar detailing related searches.

Bing - http://www.bing.com/



Bing (formerly Live Search, Windows Live Search and MSN Search), codenamed Kumo is the name of Microsoft's new web search engine, designed to compete with the industry leaders Google and Yahoo!. Unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on May 28, 2009 at the All Things D conference in San Diego. Bing is a replacement for Live Search, and it went fully online on June 1, 2009.

Notable changes include the addition of related searches (called "Explorer pane" on the left side of search results), search suggestions as you type, and the ability to keep track of your search history.

The Bing home page is also fancier than Google's famously spare design and shows a picture of hot air balloons flying over a craggy desert landscape in Cappadocia, Turkey. Like Google, the page offers links to specific search categories like news, video, shopping, maps and travel, and also includes a link to Microsoft's cash-back search rewards programme.

Links:
Bing
Bing for Mobile

Related:
http://news.in.msn.com/business/article.aspx?cp-documentid=3036247
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumo_(search_engine)

Source: Microsoft/MSN/Wiki
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