December 01, 2017

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  • Paul G Allen
  • Vulcan Real Estate
  • Allen Distinguished Educators
  • Great Elephant Census
  • Flying Heritage Collection
  • Seattle Art Fair


Paul G Allen

TAE fusion venture wins supercomputer time — and reports progress on test device

Geek Wire

TAE said its award was one of only 50 granted for the 2018 round of INCITE proposals. The award will provide access to DOE Leadership Computing Facilities at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois and Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.

The boost in data-processing resources is coming at a crucial time for the California-based company, which counts Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen as one of its investors…


Meet the world’s 50 richest billionaires in 2017

Business Insider

Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, left the company before it went public. He remained a board member until 2000 and reduced his stake in the firm over time. He also founded Vulcan, his private investment vehicle…

Co-Founder Model: A De-Risking Strategy Or Investor’s Mirage Of Success


Steve Jobs- Steve Woznick, Bill Gates- Paul Allen, and Sergey Brin- Larry Page; and then you have the likes of Larry Ellison, Jeff Bezos, Mark Benioff, and, not to forget, Mark Zuckerberg. You can certainly have your pick, but it’s hard to discern if the solo founder model is inferior as compared to a multiple founder one.

Even for the businesses started by a bunch, such as India’s very own Flipkart, Zomato, Snapdeal, or OLA (yes, it had two founders) does seem to have one man leading the proceedings. Needless to say, the Marwari family businesses, which have survived for multiple generations mostly have one man (typically so) ruling the roost, till his son takes over the reins…


NFL ‘commits $89million to social justice’

African Seer

NFL owners who will be deposed include Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys, New England’s Robert Kraft, Bob McNair of the Houston Texans, Seattle’s Paul Allen and San Francisco’s Jed York.

The owners were selected based on their public statements about Kaepernick or players protesting during the pre-game national anthem…


Bulletproof Coffee Leaves a ‘Lingering Sour Aftertaste’.

Eater Seattle

Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder who occasionally dishes up restaurant recommendations, gave his nod of approval to May Thai in Wallingford. He dug the phad thai on a recent visit, posting about it on his personal Twitter account.
Last week a salmonella outbreak tied to Miller’s Guild closed the restaurant temporarily. There were three confirmed cases, including one that required hospitalization…


Colin Kaepernick named Sports Illustrated’s ‘Muhammad Ali Legacy Award’ recipient for 2017 despite remaining UNSIGNED since March

Mail Online

The Commissioner, several owners and at least two NFL executives will have to turn over cellphone records and emails in relation to the case, a legal insider told ESPN.

NFL owners who will be deposed include Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys, New England’s Robert Kraft, Bob McNair of the Houston Texans, Seattle’s Paul Allen and San Francisco’s Jed York…


Antibiotics may reduce the ability of immune cells to kill bacteria

Eureka Alert

This work was funded in part by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (grant HDTRA1-15-1-0051), the National Institute of Health (grants K99GM118907 and U01AI124316), the Novo Nordisk Foundation (grant NNF16CC0021858).

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering…


Vulcan Real Estate

Density unleashed: One Belltown block, two towers, 900 housing units

Puget Sound Business Journal

Vulcan Real Estate and a development company from Taiwan are each planning 44-story towers on the same downtown Seattle block…


Allen Distinguished Educators

Alexa Roundup: Amazon Improves Its Wish Fulfillment Device


The students will share the $500,000 first prize. The runner up was the Alquist team from Czech Technical University in Prague, which took home $100,000. Third-place, winning $50,000, was the team from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

“One of the biggest challenges we faced when designing Sounding Board was the diversity of people we interacted with,” says Clark, in a blog post on the UW Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering website. “We needed to handle a wide range of topics, conversational styles, and user personalities and interests.”…


Great Elephant Census

Does hunting elephants help conserve the species?

The Namibian

Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of United States, says using conservation to support hunting doesn’t make any sense because people travel to these countries to see live animals in the wild.

Savanna elephant populations declined by 30% across 18 countries in Africa from 2007 to 2014, according to the Great Elephant Census published last year, which put their remaining numbers at just over 350 000…


Flying Heritage Collection

Community calendar: Holiday events and bazaars; free museum days

Seattle Times

Thanks Giving
SAT Santa’s arrival on a tank, crafts around the hangar, holiday treats, 10 a.m. Saturday, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; $10-$14…


Seattle Art Fair

Renowned Art Teacher and Mentor, Elizabeth Catlett, Exhibits in New York City.

Huffington Post

Earlier this summer, during private cocktails hosted by Zwirner at the Four Seasons in Seattle (it was Seattle Art Fair weekend), I had the privilege to meet with San Francisco-based private art dealer, Anna Hygelund. Hygelund told me she was working on a project in New York exhibiting works by prominent African-American artist and sculptor Elizabeth Catlett, known for her depictions of the African-American experience in the 20th century.

Of late, I have been doing my own films on black artists in Los Angeles (BAILA). In a film I did on Samella Lewis, Lewis mentions her time as a student under the mentorship of Catlett. I made sure Hygelund followed up with me when the show went live…