Showing posts from February, 2007

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,

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 touted health car…

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 observed in tha…

To Your Lord!

To Your Lord!
By Mahbubul Karim (Sohel)February 7, 2007

To your lordI say, bless me lordI'm in painin restless shapemy mind cluttersaround hallucinogenic debauchermusical toneand deepened stare
To your lordI plead for absolutionof imminent perfidysoothe me lordtake me away from wretched smileflickering eye lashesand innocence, purity!
Lord! O! your Lord! I'm in painmy soul trembles like a bird in a shuttered cagemy anemic senses left me strandedin barren landa land I didn't know existed beforeI implore within, explore beyondanguish and rage