Times Have Changed

Times have changed. And The New York Times is keeping up. The public will have free access to all parts of The New York Times website from Tuesday.  They hope to generate more revenue from the increased ad traffic. What I like most is that the archives will be free too. More details here.

13 Governors Request for Increase in H1-B and Green Cards

Governors of 13 states, including Govs. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, Rick Perry of Texas, Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, Chris Gregoire of Washington and Eliot Spitzer of New York, have sent a letter to Senator Harry Reid, Senator Mitch McConnell, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader John Boehner asking for an increase in the number of […]

the dip

Seth Godin writes well. No doubt about it. But I wish he never wrote this book. I am glad I read this book from the library instead of buying it. Even if I bought it, I would have returned it. I wish Seth would plant quite a few trees to make up for the trees […]

New music watermarking technique patented by Microsoft

A patent entitled “Stealthy Audio Watermarking” has been awarded to Microsoft on Sep 4, 2007. The patent abstract states: Described herein is audio watermarking technology for inserting and detecting watermarks in audio signals, such as a music clip. The watermark identifies the content producer, providing a signature that is embedded in the audio signal and […]

B-1 visa holders can do H-1B work

From Chennai US Consulate website: Any person holding a B1 or B1/B2 visa may be eligible to perform H-1B work in the United States as long as they fulfill the following criteria: Hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree Plan to perform H-1B-caliber work or training Will be paid only by their foreign employer, […]