Paul Allen, Burt Rutan, and Elon Musk are teaming up to create Stratolaunch, an enormous plane that can deliver a rocket-booster-powered capsule into orbit. It will be used to launch people and satellites into space. The company’s motto: "Any orbit, any time."
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen mounted a surprise offensive against an all-star cast of defendants: Apple, Google, AOL, eBay, Facebook, Netflix, YouTube, and many more. But today his suit was dismissed.
We've shifted into a new zone in the world of software patent stupidity. Oracle sued Google over a series of Java-related patents and Paul Allen sued 11 major software companies. This behavior is an absurd abuse of the patent system. It's a massive tax on innovation.
When Interval Research Corporation opened its Silicon Valley offices in 1992, everyone involved was certain of one thing: this would be the single-most innovative company ever created. How could it not be? Interval was the brainchild of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and David Liddle, formerly of Xerox PARC. Allen and Liddle had gathered a team that included the inventor of the inkjet printer, the first person to make music on a computer, and even the creator of Chaos Theory.