VeriSign’s Santa Cruz office – background

Philippe Kahn, of Borland fame, founded LightSurf in Santa Cruz, CA. Verisign bought LightSurf in 2005.

Now, Verisign wants to get rid of the LightSurf portion of the business and is attempting to package LightSurf with some other Verisign organizations and sell them as a bundle. Or, perhaps some investors will be willing to fund an independently operated company.

We’ll need to describe how LightSurf abused H1B visas to avoid hiring from the local workforce and keep labor costs low. It is quite likely that this dynamic is frequently exploited in the high-tech sector.


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