January 10, 2018

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  • Paul G Allen
  • Vulcan Inc.
  • Allen Distinguished Educators
  • Smart City Challenge
  • Seattle Art Fair

 

Paul G Allen

Why succession won’t matter if these family offices get their way

Family Capital

Based in San Francisco, Unity is also backed by some of the world’s biggest family offices, including Bezos Expeditions, which manages Amazon’s Jeff Bezos’ personal venture investments, Vulcan Capital, part of Paul Allen’s family office, Vulcan Inc., and COM Investments, the family office of the telecoms tycoon, Craig McCaw.

And more investors are entering the science of anti-ageing. Just this week a venture called Juvenescence received seed backing to pursue its various biotech anti-ageing efforts. Juvenescence, which says it invests in human ageing and longevity, was launched by Jim Mellon, one of the UK’s best-known investors…

 

The world’s Richest people:

Mail Online

The 61-year-old Microsoft founder had held the top spot on Bloomberg’s rich list for four years until being overtaken by Bezos.

He remains a board member of Microsoft, the software firm he founded with Paul Allen in 1975…

 

Damian Lillard: Trail Blazers players unanimously support Terry Stotts

NBC Sports

Damian Lillard has already stuck up for Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts, and as Portland’s franchise player, Lillard carries weight.

But, as Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen investigates his team’s problems, Lillard is going a step further…

 

Jeff Bezos is now the richest man EVER: Amazon CEO’s fortune rockets to record-breaking $105 Billion after shares hit an all-time high

Celebrity Rave

The 61-year-old Microsoft founder had held the top spot on Bloomberg’s rich list for four years until being overtaken by Bezos. 

He remains a board member of Microsoft, the software firm he founded with Paul Allen in 1975…

 

Vulcan Inc.

BARINGTON/HILCO ACQUISITION CORP.: Changes in Control or Registrant, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K)

4- Traders

Under his leadership, Neah Power was revived after a shutdown, raised over $15 million in financing, restructured its board of directors and management and negotiated a strategic partnership with General Dynamics.

From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Abramowitz was recruited by Paul Allen and Vulcan, Inc. to turn around Experience Learning Communities, a non-profit educational company. Since 1991, Mr. Abramowitz has been the CEO of Special Investments, Inc., a consulting company that specializes in debt reorganization and financings for major corporate clients…

 

Allen Distinguished Educators

UW Reality Lab launches with $6M from tech companies to advance augmented and virtual reality research

UW News

The $6 million UW Reality Lab, funded with equal contributions from the three initial sponsors, creates one of the world’s first academic centers dedicated to virtual and augmented reality.

The new center in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and located in Seattle — a national hub of VR activity — will support research and education initiatives with potential to deliver game-changing breakthroughs in the field…

 

New virtual reality lab opens at UW.

Choose Washington

A $6 million infusion of capital from Facebook, Google and Huawei has allowed the University of Washington to open a new virtual reality and augmented reality research hub.

The UW Reality Hub is one of the first of its kind at a major university and is housed in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering…

 

Smart City Challenge

5 rising tech trends at CES

Bryan County News

“A smart city is a city that has developed some technological infrastructure that enables it to collect, aggregate and analyze real-time data and has made a concerted effort to use that data to improve the lives of its residents,” the National League of Cities said.

In December 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation launched its Smart City Challenge, asking mid-sized cities across America to develop ideas for an integrated, first-of-its-kind smart transportation system that would use data, applications and technology to help people and goods move more quickly, cheaply and efficiently…

 

New Avenues: Vehicle Technology – and Specifically Connectivity – Can Ease Smart City Traffic

Continental

Smart cities can use Continental technology to improve traffic flow, reduce accidents and lower emissions Hanover, (Germany), Las Vegas (NV, U.S.A.), January 8, 2018. Connectivity is one of three major Continental innovation streams. Together with electrification and automated driving, connectivity is the key to new functions and services that make mobility more intelligent and convenient on a day-to-day basis.

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the technology company is demonstrating new products and technologies from all three areas. Among the innovations is a new level of connectivity: By transferring vehicle-proven automation technology to the city infrastructure, Continental is now in a position to contribute to smart cities with various solutions, e.g. making intersections safer…

 

Seattle Art Fair

Kurt Cobain Was Also a Brilliant Visual Artist

Vice

Never-before-seen paintings by Cobain, sealed until now in the Cobain Estate archives, were the main event at the Seattle Art Fair earlier this month. Nearly 100 galleries from ten countries brought their most saleable wares to the Pacific Northwest’s leading art market, but Cobain’s paintings weren’t for sale—they provide a new perspective on Cobain as a musician who also expressed himself on canvas.

In school, Cobain earned praise and support from his art teachers that he didn’t receive at home, venting angst at his parents’ failing marriage with illustrated comics in his journals…