There has been a lot of talk about world champions in Seattle lately.More
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Here’s more from my interview last week with Seahawks owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, including his take on whether to buy the Mariners.More
Code.org has been wildly successful with its “Hour of Code” campaign this week to introduce 10 million kids to computer programming.More
Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist and sports mogul Paul Allen cut loose at a party celebrating the 10th anniversary of his Allen Institute for Brain Science. Here’s a video of Allen (in red shirt) and his band, the Underthinkers, who released an album earlier this summer. They’re playing at the event Friday night at the…More
A sobering new report from research firm IDC suggests that Steve Ballmer’s sudden retirement was timely.
Microsoft’s loss may be Seattle basketball fans’ gain.
Steve Ballmer’s going to need to do something in his retirement besides mow the lawn at his Hunts Point mansion. He’s also clearly been bitten by the pro sports bug, after nearly winning an NBA franchise for Seattle over the last year.More
Don’t look for Bill Gates to join the other tech tycoons building spacecraft as an avocation.
“In terms of improving the state of humanity, I don’t see the direct connection,” he told BusinessWeek in an interview published today. “I guess it’s fun, because you shoot rockets up in the air. But it’s not an area that I’ll be putting money into.”
That sass may make things awkward at the next neighborhood potluck in Medina, especially if Jeff Bezos shows up.
But it’s hard to argue with the priorities Gates has chosen. The world’s richest man is putting most of his energy into battling polio, malaria and childhood mortality rates.More
RealNetworks is leaping into the competitive and lucrative world of online gambling, sort of.
Seattle predictive analytics venture Context Relevant announcing today that it has raised $7 million from investors, including Paul Allen and the new Bloomberg Beta fund.More
It’s just as well Steve Ballmer didn’t get an NBA team this year.More