Friday, January 28, 2011

Another jolt to Microsoft

It seems that Microsoft is suffering from their bad times. Microsoft got another jolt and this time, according to reports, is Alek Kolcz, Principal Scientist at Microsoft's search engine Bing. 

Even though there is no official confirmation, according to a report by, Kolcz appears to have left the company and joined Twitter.

According to, Kolcz spent nearly five years at Microsoft after leaving AOL where he was a system architect and he is the 8th former Microsoft employee at Twitter, which has at 362-people strong workforce.

Though Kolcz has not changed his profile anywhere, his name figures in the employee list of Twitter. However, his Twitter account,,  is protected and it is not accessible to general users.

In the recent times, many people had left Microsoft. In the last 15 months alone, the company has lost chief software architect Ray Ozzie, office unit head Stephen Elop, entertainment, devices unit head Robbie Bach, chief financial officer Chris Liddell and server unit head Bob Muglia.

What is your view on this matter, why people are so eager to leave microsoft. Is it really a big concern for Microsoft?? Don't shy to comment. ;)

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Motorola Glam is the latest and first Android based smartphone coming with dual SIM. It supports GSM and CDMA versions.

It got almost every features like 3.7 inch FWVGA touchscreen, 480×854 pixels resolution, 5 megapixel camera, 720p video recording, dual LED flash, 5x digital zoom, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, microSDHC memory card slot, 1390 mAh battery, Bluetooth 2.1 support, WiFi connectivity, GPS, HDMI out.

Motorola Glam runs with Android 2.2 operating system and comes with 550 MHz OMAP processor. It is already revealed in China last year with XT 800 and it now released with XT 800+ which is the fastest version.

The price of this mobile is set to RS.31,999(32,000). It is also having image stabilization, geo tagging.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

World's highest restaurant "At.mosphere"

This is another milestone, world's highest restaurant "At.mosphere" opens in Dubai on Jan. 23, 2011. Located on level 122 at the world's highest tower Burj Khalifa, the At.mosphere offers a luxury lounge and grill, along with a round to-down view at the sheikhdom in the Gulf but you need a proper budget to dine there.

The At.mosphere is run by Emaar's subsidiary Emaar Hospitality Group. Chairman of real estate developer Emaar, Mohammad Alabbar, told Xinhua that guests can expect an "unparalleled lounge and dining experience."

Reservations have to be booked in advance otherwise the security will let nobody pass the barrier to the Burj Khalifa's lift. The main lobster costs 590 dirham (160 U.S. dollars), while 150 grams of Japanese Kobe Fillet are priced at 440 dirhams (120 dollars).

Dardenne hopes to attract wealthy tourists and business people from the nearby Dubai International Financial Center likewise.

"We already received lots of bookings, especially for our separate dining room for 12 people where privacy is guaranteed," said Christina Sang, the Events Executive at the restaurant, which employs an international mix of staff, including waitresses and waiters from China.

Nevertheless, the stylish design and the view from 442 meter down on the skyline of Dubai's business district are guarantees to attract guests, "a must-visit destination," as Marc Dardenne, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group said.

"The ceiling lights change in the evening, in order to create a sparkling ambience," said Tihany, who has more than 25 years in international hospitality design, including work with the Shangri- La Hotels in Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore and Kuala Lampur.

The restaurant's kitchen is led by Executive Chef Dwayne Cheer, who brings 13 years of global experience. However, whether the At. mosphere can help Emaar Hospitality's mother company Emaar to attract investors, besides guests, is not sure.

Since the beginning of 2010, Emaar shares, which are listed at the local stock exchange Dubai Financial Market, have not created shareholder value as they trade up and down between 3-4 dirhams (0. 88-1.09 dollar).

What's you take on this resturant? Don't shy to comment ;)