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Microsoft to acquire search start-up Medstory

Microsoft to acquire search start-up Medstory Another success story like Facebook and YouTube it seems, perhaps not in that grandiose monetary scale, but still it shows the determination of a few good folks implementing their dream. Best Wishes, Sohel Microsoft announced Monday that it has agreed to acquire Medstory, a search technology company that focuses on health-related information. Medstory , which is based in Foster City, Calif., operates a search engine--currently in beta--that is geared toward the needs of consumers and health professionals who are looking for information on medical topics. Search results are divided into categories of information relevant to the query: for example, results can be narrowed into clinical studies, procedures, personal health information, conditions and substances. Financial terms of the Medstory acquisition were not disclosed, but the start-up and its employees will become part of Microsoft's Health Solutions Group. Microsoft has

Do You Believe in Magic?

Do You Believe in Magic? By Mahbubul Karim (Sohel) February 10, 2007 Do you believe in magic? I don't. But many do. People believe in all sorts of things. Like ghosts in the closet waiting to scare the life out of you. Guardian angels standing by to protect from danger. Living God or Goddesses materializing from antiquated scriptures. Whatever. Do you believe in immortality? Maybe you do. Maybe not. To me, this question is losing its relevancy. What is the point of being immortal if pain and sufferings follow you from this life to "another"? For most mortal beings, life is a battlefield. From the early childhood in the midst of bullies, muscular competitors in the soccer field, to mathematics tutor who had grumpy face, life throws so many obstacles to overcome, so many "wars" to win, that in the end, reaching certain age and wisdom, all the tidbits and pleasantries that may surface time to time, seem so mundane, useless. I know there is beauty to be obs

To Your Lord!

To Your Lord! By Mahbubul Karim (Sohel) February 7, 2007 To your lord I say, bless me lord I'm in pain in restless shape my mind clutters around hallucinogenic debaucher musical tone and deepened stare To your lord I plead for absolution of imminent perfidy soothe me lord take me away from wretched smile flickering eye lashes and innocence, purity! Lord! O! your Lord! I'm in pain my soul trembles like a bird in a shuttered cage my anemic senses left me stranded in barren land a land I didn't know existed before I implore within, explore beyond anguish and rage