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Stratolaunch space venture scales back sharply

Stratolaunch, the Seattle-based space venture created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen seven years ago, says it’s discontinuing its programs to develop a new type of rocket engine and a new line of rockets. The company said it would continue work … Continue reading

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Paul Allen’s team finds USS Helena shipwreck

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s seagoing sleuths are reporting one more find in their quest to locate sunken military vessels from World War II. This time it’s the USS Helena, a St. Louis-class light cruiser that was hit during the Japanese … Continue reading

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Tech veteran Bill Hilf takes on CEO role at Vulcan

Thirty years after Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen established Vulcan Inc. to build on his vision of a wired world, he’s giving the job of chief executive officer to an outsider: Bill Hilf, a technologist who’s held leadership roles at Hewlett Packard and Microsoft. … Continue reading

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$50M contest aims to jump-start urban transit

The U.S. Department of Transportation and billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen’sVulcan Inc. are offering $50 million to midsize cities, including Seattle, in a “Smart City” competition to promote next-generation transportation systems. “Our national vision for transportation is still very much constrained … Continue reading

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