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  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 13- Hours after unveiling its next-generation "Vulcan" rocket, the company that launches most of America's satellites, United Launch Alliance, ran into its first problem- the rocket's name. "Vulcan is a trademark of Vulcan Inc. and we have informed ULA of our trademark rights," Chuck Beames, president of the Paul Allen-backed Vulcan...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 13- Hours after unveiling its next-generation "Vulcan" rocket, the company that launches most of America's satellites, United Launch Alliance, ran into its first problem- the rocket's name. "Vulcan is a trademark of Vulcan Inc. and we have informed ULA of our trademark rights," Chuck Beames, president of the Paul Allen-backed Vulcan...

  • *Help to fill vacuum left by venture capital in Europe. LONDON, Feb 6- Some of Europe's wealthiest families are investing chunks of their cash in technology companies, bringing the benefits of long-term horizons to start-ups and filling a funding hole for the continent's fledgling Facebooks. "The sector is very important for them," said James Innes, a partner at...

  • Family money puts its faith in European technology Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 7:48 AM ET

    *Help to fill vacuum left by venture capital in Europe. LONDON, Feb 6- Some of Europe's wealthiest families are investing chunks of their cash in technology companies, bringing the benefits of long-term horizons to start-ups and filling a funding hole for the continent's fledgling Facebooks. "The sector is very important for them," said James Innes, a partner at...

  • Paul Allen donates $100M to fight Ebola   Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:06 AM ET
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    Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen has ramped up his commitment to fight Ebola in a big way, reports "Squawk Box's" Joe Kernen.

  • Ballmer: I'll own Clippers 'as long as I'm alive' Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 6:54 AM ET
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    The former Microsoft chief says that his record price for the Los Angeles Clippers was a smart investment.

  • Rocket science for lean times: Boeing's new game Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:41 AM ET
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    A Boeing executive says space exploration must be resold to the public in these days of tight budgets and declining interest.

  • Bill Gates' Microsoft set how millions used a PC Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Snatched from IBM forevermore the lead position in designing software for PCs, with the dominant operating system, productivity software and browser.

  • Microsoft urged to spin off its consumer business Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    Microsoft's next leader should consider spinning off consumer businesses such as search advertising and the Xbox games console, Paul Allen said. FT.

  • The world's largest yachts Saturday, 13 Jul 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    The world’s super yachts are some of the biggest and most expensive toys of the super rich. Which super yachts rank as the largest in 2013? Click ahead to find out!

  • Billionaire Private Islands Sunday, 19 Aug 2012 | 10:29 PM ET
    Owning a private island is something very few people can even dream of. But some of the super-rich not only own a slice of paradise, they’ve also managed to turn these exotic destinations into a lucrative business opportunity.L’Oreal billionaire heiress Liliane Bettencourt, for example, recently made headlines after selling her private island in the Seychelles for $60 million. While Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison’s half a billion dollar purchase of Hawaii’s sixth largest island in June is consi

    So, which billionaires own some of the world’s most expensive private islands? Click ahead to find out.

  • Super-Yachts Crowd London's Docks for Games Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 9:56 AM ET
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    Led by Microsoft founder Paul Allen, the super-rich have brought their supersized boats to serve as party platforms and traffic-beating transportation during the Olympics.

  • Billionaire Toys Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 5:15 PM ET
    There are few sensations that can beat the thrill of a frivolous purchase. After struggling all month to make sure that the rent, bills and car payments are paid in a timely fashion, it can be downright exhilarating to blow a big chunk of change on something unnecessary.Sadly, the thrill passes once the next billing cycle kicks in. That $300 pair of shoes may have seemed like a well-deserved extravagance, but now it’s starting to feel like an ill-advised and anxiety-provoking mistake.The morning

    Billionaires can buy every toy that catches their fancy, including antique cars, jumbo jets, and spaceships. What are some of the toys the world’s billionaires have bought?

  • Billionaire Sports Team Owners Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 5:26 PM ET
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    Check out some of the billionaires from all over the world who have added a major sports team or two to their portfolios.

  • Biggest Businesses Run by College Dropouts Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 3:58 PM ET
    Position: CEO, CarnivalMarket Cap: $19.6 billion Instead of spending four years in college, this chief executive spent time working his way up the chain of command at . Micky Arison, the CEO of Carnival, started in the sales department and was promoted to reservations manager in 1974. He was later promoted to vice president of passenger traffic and just three years later he was named president of the company. Arison helped acquire Holland America Line, Windstar Cruises and Westours, allowing Car

    From computers to cruise lines, these 10 CEOs made it to the top without a college degree and defied the idea that to be successful, you have to have a diploma.

  • Can Ticketmaster’s Builder Now Unseat It? Sunday, 12 Jun 2011 | 10:39 AM ET
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    Fred Rosen, the godfather of the $18-billion-a-year tickets business, is on a new mission to change it, the New York Times reports.

  • Paul Allen

    Microsoft is "working as hard as they can to catch up" to Google and Apple on smartphone platforms, co-founder Paul Allen told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Paul Allen, "Idea Man"   Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 4:41 PM ET
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    CNBC'S Maria Bartiromo talks with Paul Allen in a wide-ranging conversation about Microsoft, the company he helped found, his up and down relationship with Bill Gates, and the future of technology. His memoir, "Idea Man," comes out today.

  • Regrets and Resentment in Microsoft Partnership Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 8:03 AM ET
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    Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen, may be one of the world’s richest men, but he still resents his former partner, Bill Gates, for not sharing enough credit or giving him his due financially, the New York Times reports.

  • Microsoft Co-founder Allen Diagnosed with Cancer Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 12:18 AM ET
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    Microsoft  co-founder Paul Allen has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and has begun treatment, a spokesman for his investment company said on Monday.