Thursday, February 26, 2009

Microsoft Sues TomTom For Linux Patent Infringement.

Microsoft has gone and done it, they've filed suit in U.S. District Court claiming Linux violates their patents.

The case centers on portable GPS device maker Tomtom, which uses Linux in its device. Despite Microsoft claiming for years that parts of Linux infringe on its intellectual property, the case is believed to be the first time Microsoft has tried to prove a case against Linux in court.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

President Obama's homeowners aid package.

Feds Bust Nationwide H-1B Visa Scam

Silicon Valley has repeatedly urged Congress to raise the H-1B cap, which is currently set at 65,000 visas per fiscal year, but lawmakers have resisted, citing concerns over fraud in the H-1B program.

In October 2008, a USCIS report found that the H-1B program has more than a 20 percent violation rate. The fraud identified in the report included jobs not located where employers claimed, H-1B visa holders not being paid the prevailing wage, forged documents, fraudulent degrees and "shell businesses."

Even before the report was issued, Senators Charles Grassley of Iowa, Dick Durbin of Illinois and Bernie Sanders of Vermont were seeking reform of the H-1B visa program. A bill introduced in the 110th Congress by Grassley and Durbin would require employers to make a good-faith effort to hire American workers first. Employers would also have to show that the H-1B worker would not displace an American worker.

More Here

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Scientists are Losing Federal Grants..

Scientists are Afraid to Debate Global Warming for Fear of Losing Federal Grants..

"They’ve seen too many of their colleagues lose grant funding when they haven’t gone along with the so-called political consensus that we’re in a human-caused global warming."

Seventy global warming skeptics are going to speakat the International Conference on Climate Change next month. More Here

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Saturday, February 07, 2009

Introducing Google Latitude

With Google Latitude, you can:

* See where your friends are and what they are up to
* Quickly contact them with SMS, IM, or a phone call
* Control what your location is and who gets to see it

From your mobile phone - View your friends' locations and status messages and share yours with them.

From your computer - View your friends' locations and status messages on a full screen even without a compatible phone or data plan.

Link and Video Here

Monday, February 02, 2009