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  • MOJAVE, Calif., June 20- A space launch company bankrolled by Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen intends to compete with space entrepreneurs and industry stalwarts by launching satellites into orbit from the world's biggest airplane. Stratolaunch Systems, a unit of Allen's privately owned Vulcan Aerospace, last week gave a small group of reporters a first...

  • March 24- Activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP on Thursday unveiled a slate of nine potential candidates for election to Yahoo Inc's board of directors. Bridget Baker is a media expert with expertise in cable networks. He was an investment banker at Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse and, before that, advised on mergers and acquisitions as a lawyer at Silicon...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb 24- Venture capital groups invested $1.8 billion in commercial space startups in 2015, more than in the last 15 years combined, a report by aerospace consultants the Tauri Group shows. The investors include Microsoft Corp's Bill Gates, Amazon.com Inc's Jeff Bezos, Alphabet Inc's Larry Page, Dish Network Corp's Charles Ergen, Microsoft...

  • LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb 18- Richard Branson said on Thursday his Virgin Galactic venture is eager to rejoin the race among rival billionaire entrepreneurs to send passengers and satellites into space, following a deadly accident 16 months ago. On Friday, Virgin Galactic plans to unveil its new SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot winged space plane designed...

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    The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a bid by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen to revive patent claims against AOL, Apple, Google, and Yahoo over pop-ups.

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    Paul Allen has mansions, yachts and sports teams. He's now added a production company, and it's tackling the subject of Ebola.

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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.

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    The former Microsoft chief says that his record price for the Los Angeles Clippers was a smart investment.

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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.

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

  • 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 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!

  • 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.

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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.

  • 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?

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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.

  • 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.

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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.

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    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.

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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.