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Who's Angela Merkel?

9:00 AM -- Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel checked out the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover this week, and Vodafone Germany 's new image-based search service struck her fancy. She sent in a picture of herself by MMS but was surprised and disappointed to find that the system didn't recognize her. (See VOD Does Image-Based Search.)

The image-based search service, called "Otello," lets users send pictures from their mobile phones as MMS messages to a service number. The search results are sent back to the user's phone with Website links or any information available about the subject.

Sounds interesting, but perhaps the database should be expanded a bit.

— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Unstrung

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