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September 30, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Video: Paul Allen rocks out at Allen Institute party

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…

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Comments | Topics: Billionaire techies, Microsoft, paul allen

October 5, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Amazon buying Seattle campus from Paul Allen: The filing

Here’s the entire filing that Amazon submitted today, disclosing its plans to buy its current South Lake Union campus from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Allen originally amassed the land for a proposed urban park but turned it into a tech-focused commercial real estate zone after the park plan failed to win voter support. Buying the land…

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June 16, 2011 at 12:00 AM

Smith & Tinker back with Marvel iOS superhero game

Smith & Tinker, a once high-flying Bellevue game startup, is resurfacing this week with a new Marvel superhero game for Apple’s iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. “Marvel Kapow!” features characters such as Thor, Wolverine, Spider-Man and Captain America. Players uses touchscreen gestures such as flicks to slash enemies with Wolverine’s claws or shoot them with Spidey’s…

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Comments | Topics: Apple, Apps, Casual games

May 2, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Review of Paul Allen’s revealing “Idea Man”

There’s something for almost everyone in Paul Allen’s new memoir, “Idea Man.” There are chapters on the Seahawks, the Trail Blazers, space travel, billionaire vacations, brain research and Jimi Hendrix. Woven throughout are anecdotes and sometimes catty asides about the amazing parade of people Allen met as he worked his way up and partly back down the…

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Comments | Topics: Bill Gates, Billionaire techies, blazers

March 31, 2011 at 9:35 AM

Paul Allen’s book: Shaping legacy with a chainsaw?

Paul Allen’s trying awfully hard to be sure he’s remembered as a technology visionary and not just a quirky billionaire. But perhaps Allen’s trying too hard to shape his legacy. Building edifices such as the Experimental Music Project was just the start — though it’s now looking like an apt symbol of Allen’s melting relationship with…

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