Vulcan Inc., founded by Paul Allen, announced today that it will preview FlipStart™ at DEMO 2004. Demo 2004 is going on...
Feb 17 2004, 9:17am EST
The Tech Economy is dying. And by that, I mean the Innovation Economy (to stick with Enrico Moretti’s terminology in his book The New Geography of Jobs) is dying. The “Innovation Economy” is an epoch, following on the heels of agriculture and manufacturing. Moretti focuses on the transition between manufacturing and innovation, neatly summed up with the fall of Detroit and the rise of Silicon Valley (San Francisco-Sa ...
Full article at: Miller-McCune
4 days ago, 11:48am CDT
Source: The A.V. Club
If you’re a fan of Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho, or the 2000 film adaptation starring Christian Bale, you certainly remember the business card scene. Mentally deranged protagonist Patrick Bateman is humiliated by his rival, Paul Allen, when Allen slams Bateman’s card with a heavy metal coin, knocking it loose from Bateman’s stack and adding it to his collection. Or at least, that’s how the scene would have gone if ...
Full article at: The A.V. Club
1 week ago, 2:11pm CDT
It's sort of sad that Microsoft has to defend keeping around its most popular consumer product to Wall Street analysts, but apparently it does. Late last year, Normura analyst Rick Sherlund and Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen called on Microsoft to dump the Xbox because it was a persistent money loser for the firm. However, in his new manifesto sent out to Microsoft employees, CEO Satya Nadella spends a good chunk of ti ...
Full article at: BGR
Jul 10 2014, 11:13am CDT
Source: Wales Online
Paul Allen of the Machynlleth-based Centre for Alternative Technology believes that cultural changes are now needed for Wales and the UK to successfully come t ...
Full article at: Wales Online
Jul 2 2014, 10:42am CDT
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates says eradicating malaria, tuberculosis and polio is easier than fixing the United States' education system. But what he says he really wishes he could do is write a check to eliminate biological, chemical and nuclear weapons.
Gates made the comments in a 45-minute talk Monday to a packed auditorium of employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Gates, his son Rory ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
Jul 1 2014, 10:27am CDT
Source: Canadian Business Online
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates says eradicating malaria, tuberculosis and polio is easier than fixing the United States’ education system. But what he says he really wishes he could do is write a check to eliminate biological, chemical and nuclear weapons.
Gates made the comments in a 45-minute talk Monday to a packed auditorium of employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Gates, his son Rory and a friend were in northern New Mexico for a pri ...
Full article at: Canadian Business Online
Jun 30 2014, 7:30pm CDT
BILL Gates once had a window with bars on it:
The Smoking Gun:
Microsoft boss Bill Gates was photographed by the Albuquerque, New Mexico police in 1977 after a traffic violation (details of which have been lost over time).
Or was it 1978:
Bill loves fast cars. In 1978, he told us, he’d gotten 3 speeding tickets on his drive to move up to Seattle. Two from the same cop. It was a Porsche 911 from that era…
From a Time piece on Bill ...
Full article at: Anorak
Jun 27 2014, 3:35pm CDT
Source: The Business Insider
Summer is the time for relaxing, taking a vacation, and traveling with friends and family. But "vacation" means something a little different when you're a tech millionaire or billionaire. From massive island retreats to private superyachts, these tech executives have come a long way from summer camp. Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen will likely be cruising the Mediterranean on one of his superyachts. The 414-foot Octopus has recen ...
Full article at: The Business Insider
Jun 26 2014, 8:44pm CDT
Source: Bleacher Report
The Portland Trail Blazers' goal last summer was to appease LaMarcus Aldridge enough to where he'd rescind his trade request. After an excellent regular season and playoff appearance that few saw coming, Portland's goal for this summer is locking up its All-Star to a long-term extension.
Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday that the Blazers extended Aldridge a maximum contract extension last week. Owner Paul Allen and general manager Neil O ...
Full article at: Bleacher Report
Jun 26 2014, 5:09pm CDT