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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Paul Allen’

Mark Zuckerberg, Paul Allen, Bill Gates Outgive Several Major Countries to Fight Ebola

According to a report from Business Insider, three of America‚Äôs tech giants are out-giving several major countries in the fight against Ebola. We reported here about Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledging $25 million to fight Ebola on the front lines in Africa. Bill Gates has already pledged $50 million through the Gates Foundation. And recently Paul Allen pledged $100 …

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Bill Gates, Paul Allen Recreate Iconic Photo 30+ Years Later

Bill Gates and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen haven’t always been on the best of terms, but it looks the the relationship has been mended enough to recreate a classic photo at a recent event. Allen tweeted out the pic featuring himself and Gates clothed appropriately, amidst old-school computers. So much fun catching up w/ computing pioneers at the #LCMCelebration last …

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Microsoft Co-Founder Loves Windows 8, But Expresses Some Concern

We’re less than a month from launch, and Windows 8 is still having a rough time. The new OS has been the subject of a survey that found more people preferring its predecessor, while Intel’s CEO said it wasn’t ready. Microsoft will tell you that Windows 8 is the biggest thing since Windows 95, but what would somebody who was …

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Blazers Owner Paul Allen Wages Twitter War with Sports Columnist

In an article on OreganLive, sportswriter John Canzano railed Trailblazers owner Paul Allen for not spending enough money on his team and generally being a bad owner. He called on Allen to make a move on whether to sell the team or commit to it fully. He opened the article with some incendiary remarks, writing “Your team stinks. Nobody wants …

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Paul Allen Employs Octopus in Pacific Search

Paul Allen, a mega rich co-founder of Microsoft, is involved in a search in the Pacific for an American pilot and two Palau police officers whose plane disappeared over the weekend. The pilot and officers disappeared after confronting Chinese poachers who were caught fishing in marine reserves. The poachers were after giant clams (Tridacna gigas) which are the largest living …

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Paul Allen Nearly Had Identity Stolen By Incredibly Bold Dude

Note: if you go AWOL from the U.S. Army, it’s probably in your best interest to keep a low profile. Volunteer at a pet rescue center, get a library card, start a garden – stick to the discreet activities, really. One thing that might blow your cover is attempted identity theft. One thing that will really blow your cover is …

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Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Gives $300 Million For Brain Research

The Allen Institute for Brain Science announced Wednesday that Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen had donated $300 million to launch an effort to map the brain’s basic circuitry of perception. The Seattle-based nonprofit institute plans to build over the coming decade a series of “brain observatories,” computational tools designed to map all aspects of neural behavior. The aim is to systematically …

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Google+ Tops 100 Million Users, Could Have 400+ Million By Year’s End

Unofficial Google+ statistician Paul Allen (Ancestry.com founder) has been projecting Google+ user stats since day one. And his big news on Wednesday is that Google+ has busted through the 100 million user barrier. This comes just under two weeks after Larry Page announced that the network had reached 90 million users. Page said that 60% of those users engage daily …

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Audio Tech Company Audience Files For $75 Million IPO

Audience, the self described “leading provider of intelligent voice and audio solutions that improve voice quality and the user experience in mobile devices,” has filed its S-1 to raise $75 million in its IPO. Audience is backed by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, whose Vulcan Capital is the third largest shareholder in the company (25%). Tallwood Venture Capital holds 32% share …

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