You can't be a Silicon Valley billionaire without having your own initiative to build a big arse aircraft. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is most definitely a Silicon Valley billionaire, and today he proved that by pulling the world's largest aeroplane out of its hanger for the first time and showing the world what the future of rocket launches might look like.
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Back in 1981, Bill Gates and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen pulled of an audacious feat: they licensed MS-DOS to IBM in a deal that saw them retain entire control of the software. To mark the occasion, the pair were photographed amid a sea of contemporary computers — and now they've recreated the image.
The feds have locked up an AWOL soldier because he tried to use Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's identity to pay his bills. Oops.
Paul Allen, Microsoft's "Idea Man", is an aficionado of relic computing devices — the older and more obscure, the better. He collects them, along with rare WWII fighter planes, and shares this passion at his Living Computer Museum in Seattle.
SETI, the massive, international scientific effort to listen for life outside of earth, won't be finding that life anytime soon, the Mercury News reports - too broke to continue, the project's Allen Telescope Array is hanging up indefinitely.
Yesterday, a new book on Bill Gates and Microsoft hit store shelves - Idea Man. Only this one has been penned by Microsoft co-creator Paul Allen, who appeared on 60 Minutes to talk about the early days of Microsoft; the computers they were writing software on, and just what went wrong along the way between the two co-creators.
Starting a business with your friend? Not always a good idea. Just look at Paul Allen who co-founded Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates. Allen is now a billionaire beyond belief, owning sports teams and super yachts, but his new book is taking jabs at Bill Gates and makes it look like Allen was more important in Microsoft than he really was.
It's one of the most iconic photos in American business. It's one of the most iconic photos in American business. But whatever happened to Microsoft's first 11 employees? We found out.
You might recall Paul Allen's August bombardment of seemingly every tech company in the US over some rather tenuous patent accusations. Google and Apple? Not havin' that. The two are teaming to have the case dismissed with a legal counterattack.
If you haven't heard, Paul Allen, mostly famous for his early role at Microsoft has sued the entire world over patents field by his company Interval. The Wall Street Journal has a more in-depth look at the patents, and who he's suing for what. Spoiler: One of them is basically a news aggregator and another is a real time newsfeed, say running across the top of CNN.com.
It appears Microsoft's co-founder is a big fan of things that sink. Obviously an avid Beatles fan, Allen's latest toy is a fully functional 40-foot yellow submarine (not to be confused with a 40-foot Yello Sub, which would be an even worse investment). He's now a member of a small, exclusive clique of ultra-rich underwater explorers; about 100 personal submarines are floating around our oceans. Hopefully it came with better drivers than Vista (zing!).