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.
"If someone is FULL, hundred thousands prophet can nOT empty him/her."
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!
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."
“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.”
“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."
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?
You need to ask a question of why they are trying to MISLEAD the world of HOW Google "invested" in Uber to PAYBACK to one of Obama's very own who is Mayor of Chicago now. Why did Lary Page DIRECTLY involved in "Google Capital" investing 86% of its one year budget, $258 million in Uber? Then you should look at how some paidoff Media reporters tried to confuse On2 shareholders after August 5, 2009 On2 and Google "merger" announcement and WHAT was Google and Brightcove takeover issue at that time and HOW Brightcove ended up acquiring one of companies which was 50/50 partners with On2 since November 6, 2008? casp321@yahoo
Here is another example of How Google increased its investment in Uber with MORE than ten folds/times in less than two years from August 2013 to Feb 2015: Google through Lary Page invested $258 million in Uber in August of 2013 when Uber valued around $3.5 billion. As reported, "CONSEQUENCT financing round have taken Uber's valuation to more than $40 billion [in Feb 2015]."
You need to see the PATTERNS of the "intelligence" communities and their activities in using Google while trying to DIVERT ATTENTION from the IMPACT of their steal and "investmemt." casp321@yahoo
Google to Compete with Uber with Driverless Car Service - Analyst Blog
By Zacks Equity Research
February 3, 2015
Per reports, anxious about Google’s possible move into the market, Uber is considering removing Google’s chief legal officer, David Drummond, from its board of directors. Drummond has been a board member since 2013, after Google Ventures, Google’s venture capital division, made a huge investment of $258 million in Uber, becoming one of its biggest investors. Following the investment, Uber was valued at around $3.5 billion. Consequent financing rounds have taken Uber’s valuation to more than $40 billion.
Google Ventures Puts $258M Into Uber, Its Largest Deal Ever
Posted Aug 22, 2013 by Alex Wilhelm
“The lion is most handsome when looking for food.”
“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.”
funny as it might sound for the one that is its FIRST DAY??? To take what Page?
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.
Why did On2 and its BOD hire two lawfirms, instead of one, to represent them?
Why two Financial Firms evaluating On2/Hantro regarding On2 and Google "merger" did NOT consider Hantro's value-- where Hantro had more than 50 deals with semiconductor companies as was reported by December 2009.
Why did On2's lead-plaintiff with 100, or so, ONT/ON2 shares file lawsuit two/three days after On2 and Google announced FRAUDULENT "merger" on August 5, 2009? How could a law firm represent someone with 100 share vs 178 million shares of other shareholders?
Why did too many Google EXECs left Google/Youtube from August 2009 to Octobr 2009?
Why did Google have John Kent Walker and Neal Katyal to deal with On2 in different "fronts?"
Why DOJ/FBI are NOT investigating all those from On2/Google and "intelligence" communities and their agents involvement in On2 SCAM?
from "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman
"We were forecasting based on the information in front of us... But the main problem was that we failed to allow for what Donald Rumsfeld famously called the 'unknown unknowns.' There was no way for us to foresee, that day, the succession of events that would cause the project to drag out for so long." page 248
"[O]verly optimistic forecast of the outcome of projects are found everywhere. [We] coined the term PLANNING FALLACY [capitalized by casp321] to describe plans and forcasts that
-- are unrealistically close to best-case scenarios
-- could be improved by consulting the statistics of similar cases." page 250
"Mitigating the planning fallacy
...The renowned Danish planning expert Ben Flyvbjerg... offered a forceful summary:
'The prevalent tendency to underweight or ignore distributional information is perhaps the major source of error in forecasting. Planners should therefore make every effort to frame the forecasting problem so as to facilitate utilizing all the distributional information that is available.'
"This may be considered the single most important piece of advice regarding how to increase accuracy in forecasting through improved methods. Using distributional information from other ventures similar to that being forecasted is called taking an "outside view" and is the cure to the planning fallacy." page 251
"Organizations face the challenge of controlling the tendency of executives competing for resources to present overly optimistic plans. A well-run organization will reward planners for precise execution and penalize them for failing to anticipate difficulties that they could not have anticipated-the unknown unknowns." page 252
When forecasting the outcomes of risky projects, executives too easily fall victim to the planning fallacy. In its grip, they make decision based on dellusional optimism rather than on a rational weighting of gains, losses and probabilities. They overestimatebenefits and underestimate costs. They spin scenarios of success while overlooking the potential for mistakes and miscalculations. As a result, they pursue initiatives that are unlikely ...to deliver the expected returns-or even be completed." page 252
Daniel Kahneman (Hebrew: דניאל כהנמן, born March 5, 1934) is an Israeli-American psychologist notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, as well as behavioral economics, for which he was awarded the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (shared with Vernon L. Smith). His empirical findings challenge the assumption of human rationality prevailing in modern economic theory.
Your are using casp321@yahoo, as On2 shareholder, as an excuse to call those On2 shareholders objecting the fraudulent On2 and Google "meger" "settlement" by On2 lead-plaintiff, holding 100 or so On2 share without DOJ/FBI INVESTIGATING of HOW the Firm representing him could afford to represent his case, "terrorists" while Google and those from "intelligence" coomunities bringging in an NSA EXPERT to "defend" a "settled" On2 vs Google case led by an On2 shareholder holding 100 or so On2 share? Here is a story I've found to remind you that you can NOT use scare tactic under the name of "national-security" and "trade-secret" BUuuLSfHIT to justify your STEAL by using On2/Hantro products to pay those agents' undertunnel and criminal activities while using On2 as a FRONT to penetrate international markets like Chinese, Iranian, .....
by Mildred D. Taylor
We were within two weeks of seeing all our hard work pay off when Flimore Granger came to see me. I figured he had brought the papers to the forty [acres]."
I found out differently.
"Paul," Filmore Granger said when he had dismounted, "I hear you trying to buy land J. T. Hollenbeck's selling."
I wasn't sure where this was leading. "We have a contract," I replied cautiously.
"J. T. Hollenbeck bought that land from my daddy, land my daddy had to sell for taxes after the [civil] war. Now you're trying to buy it?"
I didn't say anything. I just waited for him to get on with what was on his mind.
He looked around. "You've got yourself a lot of land cleared here. Sizeable amount of cotton planted."
"As we agreed," I said... and "Any land I cleared, I could plant."
Filmore Granger ignored my words, looked back at me, and went on. "Heard you planning to sell these forty acres of mine to help pay for that land Hollenbeck's selling. That right?"
Now, I didn't figure that was any of Filmore Granger's business, what I was doing with land that was now rightfully mine, but I couldn't say that to him outright. I knew I had to watch my words. "Well, you know, Mister Granger, our agreement was that after I'd cut all trees for you, the land become mine. That means I can sell it, if I choose."
"Ah, naw. Not as you choose!" he thundered, the soft words now gone. "This here is not your land yet! Now, I told you the first day you come riding up here that I wasn't going to stand for any pilfering of my trees, but I see you been helping yourself to them anyway! You've been helping yourself to plenty of my good trees not on this fort acres!"
I stared at Filmore Granger, ... "Mister Granger," I said, meeting his eyes, "Iwas very careful about the tree line we marked. All the cutting was done on the forty. We never stepped a foot off it."
Filmore Granger's temper grew even more fiery. "You calling me a liar?"
"I'm not calling you anything," I said, knowing my words were too loose in talking to a white man, but my temper was up too. "I'm just telling you we never cut off the forty... We never chopped outside the forty."
Filmore Granger stared at me. I stared him back. "Maybe it was all a mistake," he said in a voice that mocked at me. "Maybe y'all done somecutting by mistake."
"We never set foot off the forty."
He glared angrily at me, then turned and walked back to his horse. He didn't mount but faced me again. I've decided to keep this land here."
"You want land so bad from J. T. Hollenbeck, you go chopping trees don't belong to you to pay for it! Well, you don't go chopping down my trees trying to sell them--"
"I never did--"
"Now, you can stay on and sharecrop, if you want. I'm being as fair as I can with you, considering what you gone and done. You don't want to sharecrop, then I want you and yours gone from here before month's out."
"That's not what we agreed!... [We] cut those trees for you, everyone you said, and had them ready on time--"
"Cut yourselves some tree too--"
Only what you told us--"
"You disputing with me?"
Those were dangerous words, mighty dangerous words, and I knew it. I let the silence settle and tried to catch hold of my temper again. Finally, in a steady voice, I said, "We have a paper."
Filmore Granger stepped back to me and faced me close. "You think I care about a paper signed with a [black]? Well, let me tell you something, boy. there was a time I owned hundreds of you people. I clothed you, fed you, tended you when you were sick, and burried you. Then everything got changed all round, and here [blacks] got to thinking they're good as white people, can talk the same as white people, live the same as white people, have the same kind of land. Ones like you think they as smart as white people too. Well, I'm here to tell you there hasn't been a [black] born can outsmart Filmore Granger. Not a one, no matter how white he looks." He pointed his finger in my face for emphasis, then turned and started for his horse. Once he was mounted, he looked down at me. "That crop in the ground, it's mine too. You try and harvest any of it without staying on, I'll have the sheriff after you. Same goes for any you already picked. I know you've sold one bale, but you try selling any more, you'll find yourself in jail." Then Filmore Granger spurred his horse and rode away, down the road I had cleared.
I figured Filmore Granger had played me for the fool. I knew he hadn't just now heard about my intention to but J. T. Hollenbeck's land. Too many people knew about it for him not to have heard before. He'd heard about it, all right, a good while back no doubt, but he'd kept his silence to keep his timber coming. He had kept his silence until now so he could take back his land, with all the timber he wanted cut, an a lie spread so I could buy no more land, land that once was his. pages 341-345
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
Were there any connection/relation among Jeff Weiner, Ben Smith, Universal, Vivendi and Chinese companies? casp321@yahoo
Master Keys to connect/access different Circles involved in On2 vs Google SCAM/Scheme. casp321
Yahoo usually blocked posting this since 2010. Trying again. casp321@yahoo
Google and the Search for the Future
The Web icon's CEO on the mobile computing revolution, the future of newspapers, and privacy in the digital age.
By Holman W. Jenkins Jr.
Updated Aug. 14, 2010
A skeptic might wonder whether, despite present glory, Google itself might yet prove a flash in the pan. The company has enormous technological confidence. Mr. Schmidt describes how YouTube, its video-serving site, almost "took down" the company in its early days, thanks to the swelling outflow of video dispatched from its servers to users around the globe. Salvation was the "proxy cache"—lots of local servers around the world holding the most popular videos. "The technology that Google invented allows us to put those things very close to you," says Mr. Schmidt. "It was a tremendous technological achievement."
W/B Hambrecht, P. Wendell, M. O'Hare, Ch. Hieb, E. Schmidt, W. Dai
---On2, Hantro, Verisilicon, Sierra Ventures, Google, Hambrecht/Oppenhiemer, Stanford University
August 14, 2010
Mr. Schmidt describes how YouTube, its video-serving site, almost "took down" the company in its early days, thanks to the swelling outflow of video dispatched from its servers to users around the globe.
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
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
Obviously CROW does NOT know that those with criminal intends would cross the red light running anytime they find an oppotunity ro run CROW over while putting the "nuts," to be cracked on the next run, and cracking the nuts and running crow over at the same time without any mercy. That's why On2 shareholders who are living in Chicago and New York should watch their "crossing" while trying to lay down the "nuts "to be cracked." casp321@yahoo
After "intelligence" communities using On2 to FINANCE their agents CRIMINAL and ILLAGAL activities by providing those agents FREE access to ON2 video codecs HW/SW products they let Google STEAL On2 from On2 shareholders by BRIBING its Interim and TWO CTOs, one more technical staff and two other managment staffs while the judge in charge IGNORED to question the validity of On2-Lead-plaintiff with 100-ONT-share, yes there was report and the judge KNEW about it, that On2's lead plaintiff OWNED around 100-ONT-share at the time of leading On2 vs Google several-lawsuits-in-ONE to "settlement. casp321@yahoo
Dec. 8, 2014
YouTube offering its stars bonuses
Vessel, a video startup, has been aggressive in trying to lure away celebrities
Google Inc.’s YouTube unit is racing to lock up its top stars as rival online video services court them aggressively.
Facebook Inc. and video startup Vessel, among others, have tried to lure YouTube creators to their services in recent months, according to people familiar with the discussions.
In response, Google is offering some of its top video makers bonuses to sign multiyear deals in which they agree to post content exclusively on YouTube for a time before putting it on a rival service. The bonuses can be tied to how well videos perform, but YouTube is making a wide range of offers to counter rivals, according to people involved in the discussions. For several months, YouTube also has been offering to fund additional programming by some of its video makers.
These people say YouTube executives are particularly concerned about Vessel, though the startup has yet to disclose any details about its service or video makers it has signed.
In recent weeks “YouTube has been in a fire drill” led by Robert Kyncl, global head of business, trying to hold on to its stars, according to a person close to the company.