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  • casp321 casp321 Jan 26, 2015 2:54 PM Flag

    “Study me as much as you like, you will not know me, for I differ in a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see.”


    “We have known for years that children who miss the vitally important crawling stage may exhibit learning difficulties later on. Crawling, a cross-lateral movement, activates development of the corpus callosum (the nerve pathway between the two hemispheres of the cerebrum). This gets both sides of the body working together, including the arms, legs, eyes (binocular vision) and the ears (binaural hearing). With equal stimulation, the senses more fully access the environment and both sides of the body can move in a more integrated way for more efficient action.” – Pg. 112 Smart Moves by Carla Hannaford


    “You were born with potential.
    You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.
    You were born with wings.
    You are not meant for crawling, so don't.
    You have wings.
    Learn to use them and fly.”

  • casp321 casp321 Jan 26, 2015 1:07 PM Flag

    A Hair, they say, divides the False and True;
    Yes; and a single Alif were the clue,
    Could you but find it, to the Treasure-house,
    And peradventure to THE MASTER too;

    "Alif" is the first persian alphabet

    After Nov. 5, 2008, USA Presidential election which sent Obama, a Democrat to Whitehouse, On2 and those companies run by some of "intelligence" communities agents suddenly became more active in signing deals and contracts with On2 while On2 Logo with Dolphin carrying Elephant on its back disappeared from On2's official web site for good. Was Elephant carried by On2 a sign that On2 were supposed to be MS or those companies connected/related to "intelligence" agent from Republican side and after Obama taking over they "intelligence" communities" changed the sides to let Google and those on Democrat sides to involve with On2 and its deals with companies in different countries including China? Why did Google and Zencoder make deals with On2 on November 8 2008 and Nov 6, 2008? Why did Brightcove take over Zencoder with On2's Flixcloud after Google taking On2 over? What kind of DEALS "intelligence" agents had stroke behind On2 shareholders back and HOW many "intelligence" agents were supposed to make their EARNING from getting FREE On2 products? Who were in CHARGE of all these "intelligence" communities" operstion using On2 as FRONT to PAY the undertunnel and CRIMINAL activities of NSA/CIA agents embedded in companies like On2, Google...? How is it possible? casp321@yahoo

    Here are the list of individual I think DOJ/FBI should INVESTIGATE in connection to "intelligence" communities STEALING from On2 shareholders under the name of "national-security" and "trade-secret" BuuulSfIT. I'll compile more of their connection and relation and provide to the right authority when the time comes. casp321@yahoo

    John Doerr, Bill/William Hambrech, Eric Schmidt, Pete Wendell, Smith Cook, Bill/William Campbell, Carl Icahn, Pete Pelosi.

    John Kent Walker, Matt Frost, Don, Harrison, Neal Katyal.


  • casp321 casp321 Jan 22, 2015 4:42 PM Flag

    Carla Hannaford, in Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head, states, “We have spent years and resources struggling to teach people to learn, and yet the standardized achievement test scores go down and illiteracy rises. Could it be that one of the key elements we’ve been missing is simply movement?”


    Outdoor Education and Movement in Grade School
    Movement influences, shapes, and even gives birth to thought. In fact, the old idea of separating academic learning from physical movement is antithetical to how learning works. According to neurobiologist Carla Hannaford, “the human qualities we associate with the mind can never exist separate from the body because physical movement is an integral part of mental processing” (Smart Moves: Why Learning is Not All In Your Head, 2012). That may be cutting-edge neuroscience, but in Waldorf schools it has been a way of life since the first Waldorf school was founded in 1919.

    Every Day, First Thing
    Each day, before academic lessons begin, children in the lower grades gather for morning circle. There they skip, hop, run, jump, clap, snap, and throw bean bags in complicated patterns. As they move the children sing, recite poetry, and say their times tables, finding rhythm in movement that soothes, centers, and—not coincidentally—gets the different parts of the brain working together and ready for learning.


    Eric Schmidt Just Admitted Google's Dominance Is Under Threat: 'All Bets Are Off'

    Jim Edwards

    Jan. 22, 2015, 1:15 PM

    Google chairman Eric Schmidt suggested today that Google's dominance — in both search and mobile device operating systems — is under threat from a new set of players intent on reordering the tech business.

    Schmidt was asked about the "dominance" of certain major companies, such as Facebook, Google and Apple who between them control the vast majority of the web and mobile internet. The context is that Google is under investigation by the EU into whether its search engine counts as a "monopoly." Some regulators have suggested breaking up the company. Google has a roughly 90% share of the search market in Europe and its Android product has an up to an 80% share of the mobile device operating system market for phones, worldwide.


    ... in Waldorf schools it has been a way of life since the first Waldorf school was founded in 1919....

    Movement is usually followed by music, either singing or playing recorder. Harmonizing literally brings a group of children together at a deep level, and provides the perfect bridge from physical movement to focused academic work.

    As the children grow, the movement changes. In the middle grades students may run obstacles courses outside, jump rope, or do traditional dance before beginning their day. By seventh and eighth grade they join together to do spatial dynamics—a form of movement that emphasizes balance and form—train in circus skills, and ballroom dance. In the high school they will hike and snowshoe to prepare for rigorous outdoor expeditions or do theater games.

  • casp321 casp321 Jan 22, 2015 3:38 PM Flag


    And this I know: whether the one True Light
    Kindle to Love, or Wrath-consume me quite,
    One Flash of It within the Tavern caught
    Better than in the Temple lost outright.

  • casp321 casp321 Jan 21, 2015 9:41 PM Flag

    Edward Snowden: Mass Surveillance Didn't Stop Paris Attacks

    Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015

    Mass surveillance enabled by the act did not prevent the 2013 Boston marathon attacks, Snowden said, recalling a conversation with a colleague on the day of the bombings that killed 3 people and wounded 264, the worst attack in the US since 9/11.

    "I said to him you know I'm willing to bet almost anything that we knew who these people were, that we had something on them, and later on we found out that was the case."

    "The problem with mass surveillance is that you're burying people under too much data."

  • casp321 casp321 Jan 21, 2015 7:35 PM Flag

    Why did On2 CEO FALSIFIED ON2's Financial Reports in 2007 without FBI/DOJ investigating it?

    Why did On2 create TWO CTOs, instead of one, after acquiring Hantro from a Finish company?

    Why did On2 hire two legal Firms to "protect" On2's BOD and On2's Managment separately?

    Why did On2 hire TWO Financial Firms in 2009 to evaluate On2 prior to "merging" with Google without evaluating Hantro's VALUEs with its 50+ contacts with Semiconductor companies?

    Why did Hambrecht and Oppenheimer PAIRED O'Hare and Hieb?

    Why did Google hire an NSA EXPERT to "defend" the "settled" On2 vs Google case?

    Why did On2 spend millions of dollars in research and Eevelopment year after year while a few On2 employees claiming those On2 research their Onw in Google documents?

  • casp321 casp321 Jan 21, 2015 7:31 PM Flag

    "A man brought an Indian sword to someone and said, "This sword is Indian."
    He said, "What's Indian sword?"
    He said, "It slices in two whatever it strikes."
    He said, "The sufi is the son of the moment."
    He said, "Let's test it against this stone over here." He lifted the sword and struck it against the stone. The sword broke in two.
    He said, "You said that an Indian sword's characteristic is that it slices in two whatever it strikes."
    He said, "Well yes, the sword was Indian, but the stone was even more Indian."

    from Shams Tabrizi

  • casp321 casp321 Jan 20, 2015 2:11 PM Flag

    Apple and Google want to settle no-poaching lawsuit for $415 million

    blogger-avatar by Mariella Moon | @mariella_moon | January 16th 2015

    Google, Apple, Adobe and Intel do not want to go to trial in April -- they've made that clear by agreeing to a $415 million settlement for the no-poaching class action lawsuit filed by over 60,000 employees years ago. The companies originally offered $324.5 million in 2014, but Judge Lucy Koh turned it down, as she believed the plaintiffs deserve a lot more than that. That's still far from the $3 billion the plaintiffs originally wanted, but it's still $90 million more to divvy up amongst themselves. What's this no-poaching lawsuit about anyway? Well, between 2005 and 2009, these four Silicon Valley corporations along with Lucasfilm, Intuit and Pixar had an agreement not to steal each other's employees.

    You might recall that Steve Jobs even emailed then-Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt back in 2007 to ask Mountain View's HR department to stop trying to recruit one of Apple's engineers, as per their deal. The employees that filed the class action lawsuit accuse the companies of enforcing a no-poaching agreement in order to keep salaries low. Lucasfilm, Pixar and Intuit already settled for $20 million and the agreement's no longer in place, but since the remaining four companies are much larger, negotiations are taking time.

  • casp321 casp321 Jan 20, 2015 2:07 PM Flag

    Why did On2 basher called On2 shareholders "terrorists" while more than eight Iranian descendants are involved in On2 and Google "merger" SCAM. Why did handle called "false" SWAPPED casp321@yahoo Message POSTED on VRNG Yahoo Financial Message Board to prevent Yahoo from COMPILING and sending the message, included Salar Kamangar and Amin Zoufunoun as two Iranian descendant working for Google? casp321@yahoo

    Last night I wandered into a
    dark pottery workshop and saw
    about two thousand pots lined up
    in silence. But then suddenly
    a vase cried out, inquiring, ‘Where
    in the world are the potter and
    the customers and salespeople?”


    Jan 20, 2015

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government said Monday that a prosecutor who had accused President Cristina Fernandez of shielding Iranian suspects in the nation's deadliest terror attack died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his locked apartment, a declaration sure to be closely scrutinized.

    The findings left more questions than answers about the death, which came only five days after Nisman accused Fernandez and other officials of reaching a deal with Iran that shielded some officials from possible punishment for the attack.

  • casp321 casp321 Jan 19, 2015 9:23 PM Flag

    "If someone is FULL, hundred thousands prophet can nOT empty him/her."
    Shams Tabrizi


    The following is one of Khayyam’s quatrains about hypocrisy. English translations follow:

    شیخی به زنی فاحشه گفتا مستی
    هرلحظه به دام دیگری پا بستی
    گفتا شیخا هرآنچه گویی هستم
    آیا تو چنان که می نمایی هستی؟

    A religious man said to a whooooorrre, “You’re drunk,
    Caught every moment in a different snare.”
    She replied, “Oh Shaikh, I am what you say,
    Are you what you pretend to be?”


    NSA secretly uses scapegoats, data mules and innocent victims' PCs for botnets

    After digging into top secret documents provided by Edward Snowden, Der Spiegel published another very enlightening report on the NSA’s digital arms race. Documents discuss how Five Eyes intelligence partners “steal their tools, tradecraft, targets, and take.”

    One document about fourth party collection (pdf) discusses how the NSA takes advantage of computer network exploitation by countries that are not part of Five Eyes. For example, the NSA can glean intelligence about a fourth party target when secretly spying on one country that was using a keylogger to spy on another country.

    Yet former U.S. Cyber Command and NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander told ABC, “The Sony attack clearly highlights that we’re not ready [to defend against a cyberattack]. The way we’re protecting our networks, it’s not working.” Is the U.S. really not ready to defend against attacks, or does the NSA simply choose not to reveal its capabilities and what it knows about cyberattacks launched by other countries? Alexander’s claim about Sony seems dubious, especially when you consider a 2007 document about fifth party collection (pdf):

    Scapegoats and “unwitting data mules”

    As for digital war strategy phases, surveillance is apparently so common that the NSA doesn’t even rank it above “Phase 0.” After Phase 0 detects vulnerabilities, “stealthy implants” are used to infiltrate enemy systems and allow for “Phase Three” or “permanent access.” We previously looked at the NSA’s ANT catalog, which contains exploits the NSA uses to hack PCs, routers and servers for surveillance, as well as documents describing how the NSA cracks VPN encryption; both are full of bizarre codenames and scary capabilities. The documents Der Spiegel leaked this time are no different and cover much more than fourth and fifth party collection.

    For example, NSA personnel are not worried about getting caught spying. After infiltrating third party computers, the NSA lays false tracks while exfiltrating the data by using scapegoat targets.“That means that stolen information could end up on someone else's servers, making it look as though they were the perpetrators.”


    This clay pot like a lover once in heat
    A lock of hair his senses did defeat
    The handle that has made the bottleneck its own seat Was once the embrace of a lover that entreat.

    Khayyam, if you are intoxicated with wine, enjoy!
    If you are seated with a lover of thine, enjoy!
    In the end, the Void the whole world employ
    Imagine thou art not, while waiting in line, enjoy!

  • casp321 casp321 Jan 15, 2015 3:39 PM Flag

    The Klinghardt Neurotoxin Elimination Protocol
    by Dietrich Klinghardt M.D., Ph.D

    Fish oil is now considered an essential nutrient, even for vegetarians. Recent research also revealed, that the transformation humans underwent when apes became intelligent and turned into humans happened only in coastal regions, where the apes started to consume large amounts of fish. Why not benefit from that knowledge and consume more fish oil?

  • ON2 vs Google: Why did Yahoo Admin let On2's bashers call On2 shareholders "terrorists" on Yahoo/GOOG financial Messags Board in 2009?

    One calls Google their "Mecca" another calls it his "heavan" all hiding their beliefs behind the false impression they try to convay to the world while those from "intelligence" communities mobilizing some to do their "Testing" "Drivers" while Skype and Google were using On2 video products as free "test-case" to make billions of dollars in the long run: As MS bought Skype for $8.5 billion more than of double of Skype's owner were expecing from Google or FB. casp321@yahoo

    "There are more fake gurus and false teachers in this world than the number of stars in the visible universe. Don’t confuse power-driven, self-centered people with true mentors. A genuine spiritual master will not direct your attention to himself or herself and will not expect absolute obedience or utter admiration from you, but instead will help you to appreciate and admire your inner self. True mentors are as transparent as glass. They let the light of God pass through them."
    Shams Tabrizi


    “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.”
    Omar Khayyam


    “Oh threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise!
    One thing at least is certain – This Life flies;
    One thing is certain and the rest is Lies -
    The Flower that once has blown forever dies.”

    Those "intelligence" communities/agents robbing billions of dollars from On2 shareholders organizing some of their lowlife agents to attack On2 shareholders on Yahoo Financial Messages Board while swapping messages posted by On2 shareholders in some cases and calling On2 shareholders "terrorists" in another case to HIDE the "intelligence" communinities CRIMINAL and ILLEGAL activities using On2 and its Hantro, Flix Engine products to NOT ONLY finance their undercover "intelligence gents allover the world BUT ALSO using On2's products to PENETRATE restricted market like Chinese, Iranian, and more. casp321@yahoo


    Hearts with the light of love illumined well,
    Whether in mosque or synagogue they dwell,
    Have their names written in the book of love,
    Unvexed by hopes of heaven or fears of hell.


    Why did Google hire a National Security Expert, who used a "Driver test case" to justify NSA/CIA "Driver" creations while in diffferent case those involved in Google "Street-View" to collect private information using FREE "Drivers" from so many semiconductor campanies to "test" the "War" on net cases. casp321@yahoo


    Drunkards are doomed to hell, so men declare,
    Believe it not, 'tis but a foolish scare;
    Heaven will be empty as this hand of mine,
    If none who love good drink find entrance there


    "Hell is in the here and now. So is heaven. Quit worrying about hell or dreaming about heaven, as they are both present inside this very moment. Every time we fall in love, we ascend to heaven. Every time we hate, envy or fight someone we tumble straight into the fires of hell."

    Shams Tabrizi

  • On2 vs Google: On2 and China deals in 2008/2009 and On2 Google "merger" scams in 2010?

    Why On2 shareholders should ask FBI and dOJ to INVESTIGATE John Fargis, Mike Kopetski and Matt Frost regarding more than dozen On2 deals with Chinese in 2008/2009 with ZERO-RED-CENT return to On2 shareholders? And Why Google shareholders should be concerned about it casp321@yahoo

    China Blocks Access to Google’s Gmail as Ban Escalates

    By Tim Culpan Dec 29, 2014

    China blocked access to Google Inc. (GOOG)’s e-mail service through third-party applications, adding Gmail to the list of services from the search company banned in the world’s largest Internet market.

    Traffic volume for Gmail dropped about 85 percent on Dec. 26 before falling further the following day and remains near zero today, according to data posted on Google’s Transparency Report page.

  • casp321 casp321 Dec 26, 2014 6:45 PM Flag

    December 08,2008
    -----Universal [NBC/Vivendi] Announces Veteran ICM Agent Ben Smith as President of Ludlum Entertainment's Production Entity.

    November 21, 2008

    ----- 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.[7] 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.[8] 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.

  • casp321 casp321 Dec 26, 2014 6:36 PM Flag

    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 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.

  • casp321 casp321 Dec 26, 2014 6:31 PM Flag

    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?


    Gao Wen
    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.

  • casp321 casp321 Dec 22, 2014 7:54 PM Flag

    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?

    Sonia Doshi

  • casp321 casp321 Dec 22, 2014 7:49 PM Flag

    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.

  • casp321 casp321 Dec 22, 2014 7:30 PM Flag

    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.

  • casp321 casp321 Dec 22, 2014 7:08 PM Flag

    So, what Yahoo is TRYING to HIDE by removing publicly reported news about Ben Smith? casp321@yahoo

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