-----Universal [NBC/Vivendi] Announces Veteran ICM Agent Ben Smith as President of Ludlum Entertainment's Production Entity.
November 21, 2008
----UNIVERSAL PICTURES [NBC/Vivendi] AND LUDLUM ENTERTAINMENT MAKE LONG-TERM DEAL TO CONTINUE BOURNE FRANCHISE
----- Fourth Bourne Movie Anticipated for Release in Summer 2010
November 10, 2008
----ON2 and Google signed NDA
This is how they transfer MONEY among themselves without paying cash to draw the FBI, DOJ attention to the STOLEN properties distributed among those stealing from companies like ON2 and other small ones:
Activision Blizzard & Vivendi
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In April 2008, the European Commission permitted the merger to take place. The commission essentially needed to approve that there weren't any antitrust issues in the merger deal. On July 8, 2008, Activision announced that stockholders had agreed to merge. The deal closed on July 9, 2008, and the total transaction was an estimated $18.9 billion. Vivendi was the majority shareholder, with a 52% stake in the company.
Weiner, ON2, Vivendi, China, GAMING...
==== In 2005, Vivendi-Universal (VU) and Ludlum [Weiner as CEO]..., signed the 10-year deal with VU for an undisclosed sum.
==== In 2008, after three NOT ten years: Ludlum Entertainment Reacquires Rights from Vivendi
----Vivendi-Universal (VU) has announced a new deal that secures the rights to use the author Robert Ludlum's back catalogue. ...Ludlum Entertainment, which manages his portfolio of work,..., and signed the 10-year deal with VU for an undisclosed sum.
Re: Bornie, Thanks AGAIN 7-Aug-10 11:36 am
----Ludlum Entertainment Grants EA the Exclusive Video Game License for the Works of Robert Ludlum
---- Weiner said: "We look forward to working with innovative partners in the gaming community and new investors to further extend the reach and appeal of Robert Ludlum's stories and to help write the next chapter for this powerful and timeless entertainment franchise.
Amazingly the Timing are close, within days or less than a month? Coincidence???
May 13, 2009
-----On2 Technologies' VP6 ...to be Deployed by China's NetEase Following Strategic Partnership Agreement
Apr 17, 2009
-----Blizzard [Vivendi owns 52%] & NetEase Partner for China WoW
Apr 10, 2009
-----YouTube and [Vivendi] Universal to launch premium music site
March 6, 2009,
-----after extensive testing of On2’s products, representatives of Google met with represent to discuss ... Google’s intentions for a future relationship with On2.
MARCH 5, 2009 and/or March 4, 2009
-----YouTube, Universal Music [Group] [/Vivendi] Discuss Alliance
March 3, 2009
-----ON2 received aother Patent, which Ameres was part of it too.
Weiner & Smith AND Vivendi/Universal and USA Governmental and "intelligence" operations while FINANCING those OPERATIONs using companies like On2/Hantro deals made with Chinese and othere companies with ZERO-RED_CENT returns to On2 shareholders. casp321@yahoo
April 05, 2000
----In the first major executive shakeout from the announced merger of America Online Inc. and Time Warner Inc., the three top architects of Time Warner's much-heralded Entertaindom Web site are resigning.... and Jeff Weiner, its senior vice president and chief operations officer...
---Weiner and Vivendi
---Weiner and ON2
---Vivendi and Neterase from China
--Netease from China and ON2 from USA, not Finland as they try to make the world see it differently
Why did Weiner and ... sign their deal with ON2 till the end of Dec 2009 and NOT for a year?
On2 through John Fagis releases On2 and Netease deal in May of 2009, as part of too many On2-China-deal, dumping its HIDDEN deals with Chinese prior to August "merger" announcement:
Vivendi/Universal, Vivendi/Netease/WOW & China and ON2....
-----Jeffrey Weiner is executor of the author's [Robert Ludlum] estate, and
-----Jeffrey Weiner is CEO of Ludlum Entertainment, and
-----Jeffrey Weiner is the Managing Partner of Marcum & Kliegman LLP
------On2 Technologies Appoints Marcum & Kliegman as New Audit Firm
Ben Smith worked at Youtube/Universal as part of Govermental project while at Youtube in 2009?
However, when Universal, Greengrass and Damon parted ways during the development of a planned 'Bourne 4,' the future of the franchise was a question mark. Enter Ben Smith. A former agent who represented the Ludlum estate, and a producer at Captivate Entertainment, he helped get 'Bourne' back on its feet, and the result is Tony Gilroy's upcoming "The Bourne Legacy" starring Jeremy Renner. The film arrives later this summer, adding a new chapter to the series Ludlum birthed.
Producer Ben Smith Talks 'The Bourne Legacy' & The Status Of Robert Ludlum Adaptations In Development
by Kevin Jagernauth
May 8, 2012
While the works of Robert Ludlum inspired a handful of movies through the '70s, '80s and '90s, it was the 'Bourne' series of films that truly brought his books to life on the big screen in a vital way. Jason Bourne has already become the basis for a certain kind of hero or thriller, and the trilogy of films starring Matt Damon have made an indelible mark on the action movie landscape. However, when Universal, Greengrass and Damon parted ways during the development of a planned 'Bourne 4,' the future of the franchise was a question mark. Enter Ben Smith. A former agent who represented the Ludlum estate, and a producer at Captivate Entertainment, he helped get 'Bourne' back on its feet, and the result is Tony Gilroy's upcoming "The Bourne Legacy" starring Jeremy Renner. The film arrives later this summer, adding a new chapter to the series Ludlum birthed.
We recently had a chance to ask Ben Smith some questions over email about 'Bourne,' some of the other Ludlum projects that are brewing and what else the very busy producer has on the horizon.
When the fourth 'Bourne' movie with Paul Greengrass/Matt Damon fell apart, did you immediately think the franchise was over?
Absolutely not. That’s not to say that we weren’t incredibly disappointed at the time when the version with Matt and Paul didn’t come together. However, the world created by Robert Ludlum, and all of the filmmakers who have worked on the 'Bourne' films, was way too rich and immersive not to continue one way or another. Our partners at Universal, especially Donna Langley, Peter Cramer and Jimmy Horowitz, remained steadfast with us in our commitment to carry on the franchise in an exciting way.
Tony Gilroy has previously expressed his dissatisfaction with the way his scripts were directed. And as Damon mentioned in GQ recently, his script for “The Bourne Ultimatum” was one draft and then he washed his hands clean of it. How did you convince him to return to the 'Bourne' series?
My partner at Captivate Jeffrey Weiner, who is also the Executor of the Ludlum Estate, and I met with Tony one morning at the Mandarin Hotel in NYC and asked him to think about what he would do for the next film. We really had no expectations at that point that he would have an interest in returning to the franchise, but we personally wanted to approach him directly as he had previously rebuffed inquiries from others on the subject before. He agreed to think about it and within a couple of weeks he called and relayed, “I have an idea”. We were thrilled when we heard what he was thinking.
----Frank Marshall, Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith are producing.
Jeremy Renner Offered "Bourne Legacy"
email to a friend
By Garth Franklin Friday April 22nd 2011 09:21AM
Though a report a few hours beforehand indicated that Joel Edgerton had emerged as writer/director Tony Gilroy's top choice, Jeremy Renner has now been officially offered the lead role in "The Bourne Legacy" for Universal Pictures reports Variety.
Story details are under wraps, though this character will NOT be Jason Bourne but another super assassin who went through the same program that Matt Damon's character went through. This will allow for Matt Damon to return in the future if he so chooses.
Gilroy met with Renner, Edgerton, Garret Hedlund, Taylor Kitsch and Luke Evans for the role but it now seems the decision has been made. Frank Marshall, Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith are producing.
Ben Smith's Summary
Ben most recently founded Blayze Inc. (acquired by Vobile in Feb 2014) and was an early Google and YouTube business exec behind YouTube’s biggest partnerships and strategic efforts. Ben created many first of its kind social media partnerships on the web, and lead YouTube’s efforts with Hollywood for years. He helped bridge the gap between Hollywood and Silicon Valley, leaving YouTube HQ to be the company's first businessperson in Los Angeles.
Specialties: Expertise: YouTube strategy, online video, early stage startups, entrepreneurship, social media strategy, original content creation, product management, product marketing, internet marketing. Extensive experience in government 2.0, game design, interactive media, and prediction markets.
Ben Smith's Experience
SVP of Business Development
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Information Technology and Services industry
February 2014 – Present (7 months) Greater Los Angeles Area
Vobile is the worldwide leading provider of video and audio content identification, analytics and management services. Founded in 2005, the company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with additional offices in Los Angeles, China, Japan and Singapore.
The Shark in Us All
in his book "Your INNER Fish" Neil Shubin discusses the deep connection that we hold between ourselves and sharks in regards to our development. When compared, human embryos begin with four-arched gills, the same as in shark embryos. These gill arches in humans later develop into our brain and head (91). Each arch of our original gills develop into specific structures. For example, the second arch of the gills in sharks develops into two bones of the jaws and in humans, the hyoid that we use for swallowing and our middle ear bone (89-90). Evolution such as this always has a reason because of natural selection. The selective advantage of having a middle ear bone over a retractable jaw bone must have been greater. What may have been the reason for this advantage? How does a shark's ear compare to a human ear, and why have we evolved to have a significant ear bone or swallowing ability over having a retractable jaw- what is the selective advantage of this?
Levels of Representation in the Electrophysiology of Speech Perception
Colin Phillips, University of Delaware
At a minimum, the process of speech perception involves a mapping from continuous acoustic waveforms onto the discrete phonological units used to store words in the mental lexicon. To take a simple example, when we hear the word cat, a complex and continuous pattern of vibration hits the eardrum, but this gives rise to a phonological percept which has just three clearly distinct pieces: /k/, /æ/ and /t/. A great deal of evidence from phonetics and phonology, language acquisition and psychophysical research indicates that this mapping from sound to words is not a simple one-step mapping, but is instead mediated by a number of different levels of representation, and should thus be seen as a multi-step process.
The Discovery of Spoken Language
By Peter W. Jusczyk
The Discovery of Spoken Language marks one of the first efforts to integrate the field of infant speech perception research into the general study of language acquisition. It fills in a key part of the acquisition story by providing an extensive review of research on the acquisition of language during the first year of life, focusing primarily on how normally developing infants learn the organization of native language sound patterns.
Peter Jusczyk examines the initial capacities that infants possess for discriminating and categorizing speech sounds and how these capacities evolve as infants gain experience with native language input. Jusczyk also looks at how infants' growing knowledge of native language sound patterns may facilitate the acquisition of other aspects of language organization and discusses the relationship between the learner's developing capacities for perceiving and producing speech.
So, what Yahoo is TRYING to HIDE by removing publicly reported news about Ben Smith? casp321@yahoo
You must know that I am just one of too many On2 shareholders that "intelligence" communities are used someone like you to STEAL and FINANCE illegal and CRIMINAL operation. Imagine that what those ATTENT On2's court would have when they line your kind of agents in front of judge in their case against On2 BOD/management and those from Google/Yahoo involved in the ON2 steal. I did NOT attend the court for that matter I even did NOT file a suit as one of those several On2 groups. So, imagine that. casp321@yahoo
Did ever think that STELING from public company like On2/Hantro to FINANCE your ILLEGAL and CRIMINAL operations will NOT stay in the "dark" for ever? Have you ever thought to be FIRST on line as WINTESS to turn your back to those that will use you as SCAPEGOAT should you NOT get on line in time. casp321@yahoo
Did vet think that STELING from public company to FINANCE your ILLEGAL and CRIMINAL operations with NOT stay in the "dark" for ever? Have you ever thought to be FIRST on line before they erasing your line from map to become first on On2 witness line and sing what they will bury for ever if you hesitate or let other be first?
You MUST know that there is NO where to HIDE when people line in the streets and NYT crying:
NYT to Obama: Appoint prosecutor to investigate Cheney for torture
'These are, simply, crimes,' paper says of CIA interrogation program former vice president championed
By Dylan Stableford
And when Oil/gas prices are sliding like rockets for "no-resons."
You MUST KNOW that something is in the AIR and your and your kinds term will be NEXT. casp321@yahoo
Remember too many people from too many countries and companies were/are involced in On2/Hantro scam that the "inteeligence" communities can NOT cover them all. Simple example is the way their Bill handled On2. Too many Bills I would say. casp321@yahoo
Why did Lee, Reyes, and Smith depart from Google/Yahoo in 2009, from end of August 2009 to October 2009? Why, you should ask and also ask FBI/DOJ do the same. casp321@yahoo
Were there any connection/relation among Jeff Weiner, Ben Smith, Universal, Vivendi and Chinese companies? casp321@yahoo
One of the reasons might be that USA Government is providing FREE ride to companies run by this Circle using On2 related technologies in prohibited countries letting them finance their OPERATION by FREE On2's video codecs and other products STARTESD LONG before Feb 2010. casp321@yahoo
Why "intelligence" communities using public company like On2 to cover its undertunnel al/criminal activities? casp321@yahoo
To be constructed
On2 vs Google: Yahoo REMOVING any issues related to Ben Smith who departed from Google/Youtube in 2009 after several groups of On2 shareholders filed lawsuits, including the one with to-become-On2-lead-plaintiff.
On2 vs Google: On2 and Sony Internet-connect deals, started in 2003?
Who were those rated a message related to On2 and Sony that was posted on On2 Yahoo Messages board by casp321@yahoo in 2008/2009. This MESSAGE was rated with 160 plus markings by pro/con but those who were marking with one-star could NOT take this message rating under two or three stars? Who were those rating this message with one-star long before Google taking On2 and making deals with sony after Feb 2010 and WHAT did they KNOW. From HOW many countries these people were rating the message: Sony, Verisilicon, On2, GIPS, Google, Hantro, Youtube, Sorenson...casp321@yahoo
ZUCKERBERG'S GREATEST STEAL: Instagram Now Worth $35 Billion, According To Citi
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Zuckerberg paid what was considered a staggering $1 billion for Instagram in 2012. Instagram is a $35 billion business, according to Citi analyst Mark May.
Mark Zuckerberg gained wide attention for paying what now seems to be a paltry sum of $1 billion for the service back in April 2012.
“Beyond the earth,
beyond the farthest skies
I try to find Heaven and Hell.
Then I hear a solemn voice that says:
"Heaven and hell are inside.”
From University of Chicago web site:
"The Universe Within
Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People"
From one of the finest and most popular science writers, the best-selling author of Your Inner Fish, comes the answer to a scientific mystery story as big as the world itself: How have astronomical events that took place millions of years ago created the unique qualities of the human species?
In his last book, Neil Shubin delved into the amazing connections between human anatomy—our hands, our jaws—and the structures in the fish that first took over land 375 million years ago. Now, with his trademark clarity and exuberance, he takes an even more expansive approach to the question of why we are the way we are. Starting once again with fossils, Shubin turns his gaze skyward. He shows how the entirety of the universe's 14-billion-year history can be seen in our bodies. From our very molecular composition (a result of stellar events at the origin of our solar system), he makes clear, through the working of our eyes, how the evolution of the cosmos has had profound effects on the development of human life on earth.
“Drink wine and look at the moon
and think of all the civilisations
the moon has seen passing by.”
Omar Khayyam, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
“Poor soul, you will never know anything
of real importance. You will not uncover
even one of life's secrets. Although all religions
promise paradise, take care to create your own
paradise here and now on earth.”
“How sad, a heart that
does not know how to love, that
does not know what it is to be drunk with love.
If you are not in love, how can you enjoy
the blinding light of the sun,
the soft light of the moon?”
― Omar Khayyam