October 02, 2017

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  • Paul G Allen
  • Vulcan Inc.
  • Vulcan Capital
  • Great Elephant Census
  • EMP Museum
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Portland Trail Blazers

 

Paul G Allen

Inside the most expensive postcode in Silicon Valley, where tech moguls like Eric Schmidt and Paul Allen have their mansions

Business Insider Australia

From the looks of it, Atherton could be any ritzy suburb in America. But it isn’t anywhere. Atherton is an idyllic town located on the San Francisco Peninsula, where even modest homes go for millions of dollars. It is the third priciest zip code in the US and the most expensive in Silicon Valley, according to Forbes.

It’s no surprise that tech billionaires — including Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, HP CEO Meg Whitman, and Google chairman Eric Schmidt — come home to Atherton’s 94027…

 

Inside the most expensive zip code in Silicon Valley, where tech moguls like Eric Schmidt and Paul Allen have their mansions

Dotemirates

Most homes in Atherton, California, have gates or hedges that prevent prying eyes from looking in. From the looks of it, Atherton could be any ritzy suburb in America. But it isn’t anywhere. Atherton is an idyllic town located on the San Francisco Peninsula, where even modest homes go for millions of dollars. It is the third priciest zip code in the US and the most expensive in Silicon Valley, according to Forbes.

It’s no surprise that tech billionaires — including Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, HP CEO Meg Whitman, and Google chairman Eric Schmidt — come home to Atherton’s 94027…

 

Inside the most expensive zip code in Silicon Valley, where tech moguls like Eric Schmidt and Paul Allen have their mansions

Business Insider India

It’s no surprise that tech billionaires – including Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, HP CEO Meg Whitman, and Google chairman Eric Schmidt – come home to Atherton’s 94027.

The town’s prestige, privacy, and proximity to major tech companies draw ultra-rich homebuyers, who often pay all cash and bid hundreds of thousands of dollars above asking the price …

 

A sunken warship, a lost hero and the discovery that reunited an American family

CNN

As Tony King tells his story, he pauses often. His memory is still sharp, but the war’s don’t come easily. Maybe it’s because he is turning 92. Or maybe he just hasn’t talked about that day in a very long time.

Only 19 men still living — King among them — know exactly how the agony unfolded on July 30, 1945, the day two Japanese torpedoes struck the USS Indianapolis…

 

How to shoot for success when starting your own business

The Globe and Mail

Equity is worth incalculably more than its current value: Bill Gates and Paul Allen knew this when they founded Microsoft, not giving up equity at the start for investment, but saving it for themselves…

 

Piaggio Group: Piaggio Fast Forward at The World Frontiers Forum in Boston

4 Traders

Piaggio Fast Forward is taking part at the World Frontiers Forum together with leading players in fields ranging from biomedical research and art to cultural promotion and finance.

They include Verily (a company in the Alphabet group), Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group (bioscience), Wyss Institute (a biomedical engineering research institute based in Harvard), VIA Art Fund (a no-profit organization that supports art projects) and Northstar Advisors (a private equity company headquartered in Singapore)…

 

Vulcan Inc.

Building blocks at Blokable may change industry

Columbian.com

Jason Calacanis, an entrepreneur, and veteran of the dot-com boom joined its board of directors. Based in San Francisco, Calacanis rose to prominence after founding Weblogs.com, which AOL bought in 2005, and he became an early, “angel” investor in ride-hailing service Uber.

Vulcan Inc., a real estate developer, philanthropic organization and investment firm from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, also put its weight behind Blokable. Holm said signing Vulcan underscores its potential to leverage tech and automation to shake the residential construction sector…

 

Vulcan Capital

Forget oil, water is new ticket for pipeline growth in Texas

Dotemirates

The torrent of dirty water coming out of almost every American oil well is the next big bet for a former fund manager for billionaire Paul Allen.

Getting rid of wastewater from onshore wells has become an increasingly costly problem for oil producers as US crude output surged in recent years, especially in the new shale fields from Texas to North Dakota. Drillers typically get about seven barrels of water for every one of oil, and some struggle to deal with the overflow that is mostly sent by truck to disposal sites miles away…

 

Great Elephant Census

We must work together to stop the catastrophic loss of wildlife

The Independent

Poaching in Africa and beyond is a well-reported problem.  Over 1,000 rhino and 20,000 elephants are currently poached each year. The recent “Great Elephant Census” found a lower overall elephant population than expected, making the poaching numbers even more shocking.

Many governments and non-governmental groups are attempting to resolve these issues, including my own body, South African National Parks along and partners like Peace Parks Foundation. In other parts of Africa organizations such as The Giant’s Club are working to similar ends…

 

EMP Museum

Kevin Buckle: Do we really want to be the ‘Festival City’?

Edinburgh Evening News

It is interesting that while I had fairly modest plans for the Scottish Pop Music Exhibition Centre I have been working on several people have asked have I not considered turning it into a major visitor attraction like saying MoPOP in Seattle.

The Museum of Pop Culture was, however, the idea of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen who has a few more resources than I do at my disposal but I can see that with the finance it could become the sort of attraction that would bring a lot of people to Edinburgh…

 

Seattle Seahawks

How Does Every NFL Owner Rank as a Businessperson?

True Viral News

Paul Allen: Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen famously co-founded Microsoft along with Bill Gates and he’s been filthy rich ever since. Based on Forbes and Bloomberg estimates, Allen’s net worth is between $20.7 billion and $22.7 billion, making him the richest NFL owner. Allen left Microsoft’s board of directors in 2000, taking on the role of “senior strategy advisor” to the company’s executives, but he’s always kept busy with investments in the technology and sports industries from his privately-held company, Vulcan Inc. (He also owns the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers and the MLS’ Seattle Sounders)…

Allen left Microsoft’s board of directors in 2000, taking on the role of “senior strategy advisor” to the company’s executives, but he’s always kept busy with investments in the technology and sports industries from his privately-held company, Vulcan Inc. (He also owns the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers and the MLS’ Seattle Sounders)…

 

Seahawks retire jersey number of ‘vicious’ hall of famer Kenny Easley

Tacoma News Tribune

The opening video showed a younger Kenny Easley, in his Seattle Seahawks prime, sitting for an interview.

What he said embodied everything about his enforcing play. “I’m vicious,” Easley says. “No doubt about it. I play the game in a vicious manner.” So vicious that he now has his No. 45 immortalized as it hangs from the rafters at CenturyLink Field…

 

Drawing power of NFL not deterred by criticism from on high

Carolina Coast Online

The National Football League is the most exclusive professional sports club in the world. Eighteen owners appeared on Forbes’ most recent list of the world’s billionaires, with four landing inside the top 200. No. 42 on that list, Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen, is worth $16 billion.

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan is No. 158 on the list with a personal value of $8.2 billion. Los Angeles Rams owner Stanley Kroenke is No. 182 on the list with a worth of $7.5 billion. Miami Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross is No. 186 with a worth of $7.4 billion…

 

Portland Trail Blazers

Ranking the Trail Blazers Decades: The 1990’s

SB Nation

Since the Portland Trail Blazers were founded in 1970, the franchise has been through plenty of ups and downs. All week we’ve looked back at Blazers history, decade by decade, recounting and ranking each ten-year span.

Today we finish with the team’s best decade, the 1990’s, where they won consistently and came reached the NBA Finals. The 1990’s Trail Blazers reached the playoffs every year, winning nearly as many playoff series in a single decade as the other 37 years of Portland rosters combined. That’s success, and that’s why the ‘90’s ranks as the best Portland Trail Blazers decade ever…

 

Northwest Division Offseason Review

Yard Baker

Portland Trail Blazers Additions: Zach Collins, Archie Goodwin, Anthony Morrow, Caleb Swanigan, C.J. Wilcox Subtractions: Allen Crabbe, Festus Ezeli, Tim Quarterman 2017-18 Cap Space: None. Over Salary Floor. $2.9 million over Luxury Tax. 2018-19 Maximum Cap Space: None. $11.8 million over.

Analysis: In the summer of 2016, Neil Olshey spent Paul Allen’s money like it had a time limit on it. Evan Turner got a large deal. Portland matched a huge offer sheet from the Brooklyn Nets for Allen Crabbe. Meyers Leonard also got a larger deal than anyone expected him to get. And Festus Ezeli got over $7 million to sit on the bench all year, unable to play following continued knee issues. The Trail Blazers also reached a max contract extension with C.J. McCollum, which kicks in with this season…