News Snippets

>> A independent daily newspaper will be launched in Zimbabwe, adding a new dimension to the news market currently dominated by government controlled dailies.

>> Google Inc is soon to roll out free software which allows consumers to track their home electricity use and improve energy efficiency. Dan Reicher,director, Climate Change and Energy Initiatives Google, told the news agency Reuters his company was in talks with utilities companies in the US, Europe and Asia to make the product available to consumers.