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Title: Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, Dies at age 65
Post by: darksurfer on October 16, 2018, 05:50:12 PM
I am really surprised at the relative scant coverage of one of the most important business, technology partnerships in U.S. history. This person was Paul Allen, co-partner and founder along with Bill Gates, of Microsoft, who died of cancer yesterday at 65.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/obituaries/paul-allen-dead.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fobituaries&action=click&contentCollection=obituaries&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront

RIP Paul Allen, January 21, 1953~October 15, 2018
Title: Re: Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, Dies at age 65
Post by: Corrine on October 16, 2018, 06:55:24 PM
It was widely covered in Twitter last night. 
Title: Re: Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, Dies at age 65
Post by: plodr on October 17, 2018, 01:23:44 PM
The first I saw mention of it was on Woody Leonhard's site when Susan Bradley mentioned it.
It wasn't picked up by any news sources, as far as I could tell. I had to go searching.

Title: Re: Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, Dies at age 65
Post by: techie on October 17, 2018, 02:16:18 PM
I saw it on the local news and national nightly news. He was kind of always forgotten about, but did much more than just co-found Microsoft. He would have maybe made more if he stayed with Microsoft, but being worth about 22 billion isn't something to sneeze at. He always was involved with something new or adventurous. He was a well known sports fan and that shows by the his ownership of different sports teams.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Allen#cite_note-43