October 06, 2017

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  • Paul G Allen
  • Vulcan Inc.
  • Vulcan Aerospace
  • Vulcan Capital
  • Allen Distinguished Educators
  • Great Elephant Census
  • Smart City Challenge

 

Paul G Allen

Paul Allen Wants to Use Satellites and Software to Fight Illegal Fishing

Bloomberg

Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen, concerned about illegal fishing depleting global fish populations, will spend $40 million to develop a system that uses satellite imagery and data-analysis software to help countries spot and catch unlicensed fishing boats.

Called SkyLight, the system is being tested in the Pacific Island of Palau and the African nation of Gabon. Allen is trying to use technology to aid enforcement, particularly in countries with thousands of miles of coastline to patrol and few resources to do so. Allen will announce the initiative at the Our Oceans Conference in Malta on Friday…

 

THE UNBELIEVABLE WAYS 15 BILLIONAIRES GOT THEIR START

Bullfax.com

Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates: The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, worth reportedly $86 billion, is perhaps the most iconic example of the college dropout turned über-rich mogul.

The son of a prominent lawyer, he was headed toward a career in law when he was an undergraduate at Harvard, where he enrolled in 1973, but he had an intense passion for computer science and an intimidating intellect that led him astray…

 

This little-known Silicon Valley ‘micro-hood’ is suddenly one of the hottest housing markets in America ‘ take a look

Latest Nigerian News

Here’s what life is like in the neighborhood.SEE ALSO: Inside the most expensive zip code in Silicon Valley, where tech moguls like Eric Schmidt and Paul Allen have their mansions I had my doubts about Serra, also known as “The Dalles,” according to Redfin, before setting out for the more desirable neighborhood in Sunnyvale.

Did it really exist’not totally sure about the first line in the slide hed..are you saying there is a more desirable neighborhood than Serra’Based on my preliminary Google searches, Serra looked like a realtor’s attempt to rebrand an existing neighborhood with a pleasant-sounding moniker in order to lure prospective buyers like New York’s made-up SoHa…

 

Microsoft Legal Department Streamlines Paper Processes

Industry Analysts

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational software corporation headquartered in Redmond, WA, that develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing.

The company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975. Microsoft is the world’s largest software maker measured by revenues. It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies…

 

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

True Viral News

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. 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…

 

Ocean-loving Microsoft co-founder to launch system to track illegal fishing boats

Business Live

Seattle — Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, concerned about illegal fishing depleting global fish populations, will spend $40m to develop a system that uses satellite imagery and data-analysis software to help countries spot and catch unlicensed fishing boats.

Called SkyLight, the system is being tested off the Pacific island of Palau and off Gabon…

 

Microsoft’s Paul Allen Is Testing A Technology Solution To Stop Illegal Fishing In Gabon

Iafrikan

Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, has embarked on finding a technology solution that will help reduce the amount of illegal fishing that happens around the world. Allen with his team is testing their SkyLight system in Gabon (and the Pacific island of Palau).

Allen is reported to be spending $40 million to develop the SkyLight system which uses satellite imagery and data-analysis to help spot and catch unlicensed fishing boats…

 

Vulcan Inc.

The European Union generates global action for our ocean

Europa.eu

Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. will invest €34 million ‘SkyLight’ detection system, availing cutting-edge technology in the fight against illegal fishing…

 

Vulcan Aerospace

10 things you need to know about Elon Musk’s SpaceX

Gizbot

SpaceX got some extra tech when Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen joined on board in 2011, creating a joint project with the company called Stratolaunch Systems…

 

World’s Largest Airplane Gets Ready for Maiden Flight

Industry Tap

Private spaceflight company Stratolaunch Systems brought the world’s largest airplane (by wingspan) out of its hangar for the first time recently.

Called the Stratolaunch, the massive aircraft successfully tested out all six of its Pratt and Whitney turbofan engines, each weighing 8,940 lbs. (4,000 kg), at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California…

 

How the Giant Stratolaunch Became Light Enough to Fly

Industrial Equipment News

How do you get the biggest aircraft in the world off of the ground? Well, it helps if you use composites instead of metal, although when it comes to Paul Allen’s massive aircraft, it technically hasn’t left the ground yet. So, how do you most likely get the biggest aircraft in the world off of the ground?

Scaled Composites, the manufacturers behind the Stratolaunch, the world’s largest all-composite aircraft, used Hypersizer software from Collier Research to automate the design, stress analysis, and sizing optimization…

 

Vulcan Capital

Chinese investments in Africa: Chopsticks mercantilism

Pambazuka.org

In July 2012, Nigeria signed a memorandum of understanding with Vulcan Petroleum Resources for a $4.5 billion project to build six refineries with a combined 180,000-barrel a day capacity.

Vulcan, an affiliate of New York-based private equity firm Vulcan Capital Corp, aimed to have two of the refineries finished in under a year…

 

Allen Distinguished Educators

WINTER PET PREP

Catalyst – Bozzi Media

Rabies is truly a worldwide health issue. The Washington State University Paul Allen School for Global Animal Health has embarked on a program to eliminate rabies infections in people. Many of our local clinics are participating in the program with support from rabies vaccinations in our pets.

This is a remarkable effort to eliminate human rabies-caused deaths around the world. Additional information can be obtained by accessing their website or links from veterinary clinic websites. Keeping our pets safe and up-to-date on vaccines helps keep rabies in check. Common sources of rabies in the Inland Northwest are bats, skunks and raccoons…

 

Oct. 6: Special meeting of Global Animal Health – Tanzania Board of Directors

News.WSU.Edu

The Board of Directors of Global Animal Health – Tanzania (GAH-T), a nonprofit corporation affiliated with Washington State University, will hold a special meeting beginning 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6., in the Paul G. Allen Center for Global Animal Health Building, Room 201 in Pullman.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider changing the name of Global Animal Health- Tanzania and to consider related actions taken at GAH-T’s annual meeting in September. The board may take action on the items under consideration…

 

Great Elephant Census

A new way to save Africa’s big beasts?

BBC

To take protection to the next level, conservation managers have partnered with Vulcan, a Seattle-based philanthropic company created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, to create the ultimate programme for managing wild areas.

The Domain Awareness System (DAS), as it is called, is their software solution. It compiles into one neat map all the data about a given area – locations of elephants, rangers and vehicles, sites of past poaching incursions, gunshot detections, weather and more. The end result enables informed decision-making taken to an elite military level previously unimaginable to conservationists…

 

Smart City Challenge

10 internet of things success stories

Computerworld Hong Kong

Transportation. Columbus, Ohio, recent winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, is using part of it’s $40 million prizes to deploy electric self-driving shuttles operating in conjunction with a new rapid transit center.

CompTIA said the system will enable better vehicle-to-vehicle data exchange and communication with traffic signals and other transportation infrastructure…