Paul Allen

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen to open Silicon Valley office for tech-based investments

Part of an up-and-coming tech outfit? Based in Silicon Valley? Need some cash to develop? Well, Microsoft co-founder and high-profile investor Paul Allen is set to open an office in your neighborhood, so maybe he can throw a few bucks your…
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Opinion: Is returning to the moon really such a crackpot idea?

Newt Gingrich may have given moon exploration the kiss of death by endorsing it on the stump, but pushing frontiers in space remains an admirable goal. Here’s why bright minds are looking skyward for our future beyond the Web.
Social Media

Pinterest drives more traffic to sites than 100 million Google+ users

While representatives at social networks like to continually mention how many users have signed up for a service, social upstart Pinterest is quietly becoming a dominant force on the Web with users focused on style and substance.
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Could Google+ hit 400 mln users in 2012?

Google+ may still be a tiny social networking service compared to Facebook, but one watcher forecasts Google+ will reach 400 million users by the end of 2012.
Social Media

Google+ passes 60 million users with help from the Muppets

While Google continues to promote Google+ through various advertising mediums, the social network has experienced a sharp uptick in user growth over the past month.
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Paul Allen unveils new business for commercial spacecraft

Paul Allen's new plan for commercial space travel will take five years and involve a behemoth Spruce Goose-like carrier.

Bill Gates and Paul Allen react to the death of Steve Jobs

Following the death of Steve Jobs, one time rivals and co-founders of Microsoft, Bill Gates and Paul Allen have issued statements about the Apple co-founder’s death.
Social Media

Google+ expected to pass 18 million users, growth rate slows

With a bit more than three quarters of a million people signing up on Monday, the Google+ social network is still seeing major interest from the public, be it at a slower pace.
Social Media

Google+ has an estimated 10 million users

After only two weeks, Google+ has surpassed 10 million users, and is on track to beat 20 million by week's end, according to an estimate from founder Paul Allen.

SETI puts search for alien life on hold to search for dollars

Due to a lack of funds, the SETI Institute's search for alien life has been put on hold until new donors can be found.

60 Minutes compares Paul Allen’s reclusive lifestyle to Howard Hughes

Over the weekend, 60 Minutes aired an expansive interview with Paul Allen where they toured the billionaire cofounder of Microsoft's estate and asked him about Bill Gates and his extravagant lifestyle.