Bill Gates pays tribute to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen: ‘Personal computing would not have existed without him’

(Photos: Microsoft and Vulcan) Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft together in 1975, cementing the pair as legends in the world of technology. Allen passed away Monday, and not long after Gates reflected on his time with his partner and friend in a statement: I am heartbroken by the passing of one of my oldest and dearest friends, Paul Allen. From our early days together at Lakeside School, through our partnership in the creation of Microsoft, to some of our joint philanthropic projects over the years, Paul was a true partner and dear friend. Personal computing would not have existed without him. But Paul wasn’t content with starting one… Read More

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‘His legacy will live on forever’: Death of Paul Allen brings reaction from the many worlds he touched

Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen is honored by the team at CenturyLink Field 20 years after he kept the NFL franchise from leaving. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) The death of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen brought with it an outpouring of reaction across social media on Monday, from the companies and institutions he created and owned to the people he interacted with during his life as a pioneer in technology, philanthropy, sports, the arts and elsewhere. From Microsoft CEOs past and present to players from the Seattle Seahawks and beyond, Allen was remembered as a visionary leader who gave back to the world across a number of initiatives he cared… Read More

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According to an SEC filing, Docker has raised $92M of a $192M funding round

Docker CEO Steve Singh at the 2017 GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) As it continues to transition from a technology-driven platform company into a sales-driven services company, Docker is raising more money to fuel that expansion. Techcrunch noticed a filing with the SEC that shows Docker has raised almost $92 million of a total funding round valued at just shy of $192 million, which would easily be the largest single round of funding in Docker’s history. A Docker representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In its early days Docker was one of the fastest-growing companies in enterprise computing, quickly changing the way… Read More

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Paul G. Allen, 1953-2018: Microsoft co-founder leaves legacy of innovation, philanthropy, bold bets

Paul G. Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates before making his mark in technology investing, sports ownership, commercial space, global philanthropy and other bold pursuits, has died at the age of 65, two weeks after announcing that he had been diagnosed with a recurrence of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to a statement Monday afternoon from his company Vulcan Inc. Developing story, more to come. Continue reading for the full statement from Vulcan below. SEATTLE, Wash. – October 15, 2018 – The following statements were released today by Vulcan Inc. on behalf of the Allen Family, Vulcan Inc. and the Paul G. Allen network. It is with deep sadness that we… Read More

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Adobe to finally bring the ‘real’ Photoshop to iPads

Adobe revealed at its MAX event that a new Photoshop would be coming for iPads — and not just any old defrocked mobile version. No, the “real” Photoshop will be available for your iPad sometime next year. We first heard rumors that Adobe was going to attempt to bring full-bore Photoshop to Apple’s tablet earlier this year. Scott Belsky, chief product officer of Adobe’s Creative Cloud, told Bloomberg he was hoping to have the product out as soon as possible. While we’ve had “lite” versions of Photoshop made for App Store before, they’ve always felt more anemic than the desktop version — especially when… This story continues at The Next… Read More

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Apollo 17 moonwalker Harrison Schmitt stirs up a buzz with climate change views

Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt speaks at an “Apollo Plus 50” session during the ScienceWriters 2018 conference in Washington, D.C. (GeekWire Photo / Alan Boyle) WASHINGTON, D.C. — I didn’t invite Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt to get his views on climate change, but that’s the topic that created the most fireworks here today at the ScienceWriters2018 conference. The title of the session was “Apollo Plus 50,” and the focus was the past and the future of America’s space program in light of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon missions. Fifty years ago today, for example, Apollo 7’s astronauts were putting NASA’s moonship to the test for the very… Read More

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