Monday, March 27, 2006

Dubay : 1991 to 2006

The evolution of Dubaï is very impressive.
I'm planning to go do Dubay next year to know more about the culture & this strange market...
For more info about dubaï :
1991 :

2006 :

Please Note that i've seen that i've written Dubaï with a Y. I let it like that because i drive lot of traffic on this word :)

Friday, March 17, 2006

Microsoft unveils Vista Lineup

Microsoft Corp. today announced the product lineup of its upcoming Windows Vista operating system.

Scheduled for release later this year, the Microsoft Windows Vista product lineup will bring clarity to customers' digital world by helping them easily accomplish everyday tasks, instantly find what they want, enjoy the latest in entertainment, improve the safety of their personal information, stay connected at home or on the go, and help ensure PCs are up-to-date, more secure and running smoothly.

The Windows Vista product lineup consists of six versions, two for businesses, three for consumers, and one for emerging markets:

Windows Vista Business,
Windows Vista Enterprise,
Windows Vista Home Basic,
Windows Vista Home Premium,
Windows Vista Ultimate,
Windows Vista Starter

The number of offerings is the same as the number of offerings currently available for Windows XP. More important, the lineup is designed to deliver clear value to a broad range of customers, each product tailored to meet specific needs of various segments of customers - home PC users, small and medium-sized businesses and the largest enterprises - and is aimed at bringing 64-bit, Media Center and Tablet PC functionality into the mainstream.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

MySpace Messenger on the Way

The cool kids are all talking about the impending release of MySpace Messenger (screenshots below). The story appeared on Digg yesterday, and the commenters are impatiently trying to make it to work. No official launch has been mentioned yet.
So is this a good idea? Well, remember when I said that Fox should acquire Goowy? I pointed out that when MySpace users aren't on MySpace, they're checking their email or chatting on IM. If Fox Interactive can own that time too, they'll have 100% attention from the youth demographic. Hence, getting into the IM and email space would make perfect sense.

Update: Looks like it integrates with the other IM clients out there. Plus, a Digg user tells me they heard about this ages ago. That' me told! If you've got a MySpace account, check out the IM activation page.

Update 2: I'm getting some very mixed messages on this one. A commenter (both here and on Digg) says that MySpace tried and failed to create a messenger last year, but left these remnants around on the main site. It seems like a Digg user ran across them this week. A storm in a teacup, perhaps? Based on the validity of past stories from Digg, that might indeed be the case.