Bing Unveils First HTML5 Video Background Featuring a Frog

By Sam Gibbs on at

Bing's trying all it can to differentiate itself from Google and carve out a decent chunk of the search market. One of their initiatives has been fancy backgrounds, which Google can do too of course, but now they've taken it one stage further.

The animated background shows a serene scene of a tree frog climbing up a branch. Bing's hotspots are still there, for those that like them, and are themed around the humble frog. Google may have animated doodles on their site, but animated backgrounds are certainly a step up in the visual stakes. Whether you really want a distracting video playing behind your search box, that's another story. [Bing via TechRadar]