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Investors are doubling down on Southeast Asia’s digital economy

Southeast Asian tech companies are drawing the attention of investors around the world. In 2020, startups in the region raised over $8.2 billion, about four times more than they did in 2015.

Stratolaunch reveals updated fleet, including two hypersonic aircraft and a space plane

High-altitude launch startup Stratolaunch has gone through some changes, but on Monday, it revealed design details of two hypersonic aircraft, along with a space plane, all designed to take-off from i

Drone delivery startup Zipline launches UAV medical program in Ghana

Zipline, the San Francisco-based UAV manufacturer and logistics services provider, has launched a program in Ghana today for drone delivery of medical supplies. Working with the Ghanaian government, Z

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died at age 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen passed away this afternoon in Seattle at age 65, owing to complications relating to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Vulcan, the privately held company that Allen founded

Stratolaunch announces new launch vehicles and reusable space plane

Stratolaunch, the commercial space firm founded by Paul Allen back in 2011, has revealed a bit more of its plan for taking payloads to orbit via one of the world's biggest planes. It's now working on

Allen Integrated Cell is a powerful tool for visualizing biology in 3D

What does a cell look like? If you had to draw one, you'd probably do the usual thing: a sort of fried egg with a nucleus yolk and a couple ribosomes peppered around, maybe a rough endoplasmic reticul

Why we are still light years away from full artificial intelligence

The future is here... or is it? With so many articles proliferating the media space on how humans are at the cusp of full AI, it’s no wonder that we believe that the future -- which is full of robot

Scientists gain a versatile, modern search engine with the AI-powered Semantic Scholar

Scientific papers come out with such frequency that keeping up with the literature is practically a full-time job for anyone at the cutting edge of a major field. Semantic Scholar is a search engine t

Living Computer Museum restores Xerox Alto and debuts new emulator

Anyone interested in the history of personal computing will surely have heard of the Alto, but when's the last time you got to play with one? It's been a while even for Paul Allen — long enough that

Columbus, Ohio officially winner of DOT Smart City Challenge and $140 million in innovation grants

With the Columbus Dispatch (and many possible runner-up cities) reporting two days ago that Columbus was the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, official word

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen pledges $100 million toward cutting-edge biotech research

Investor, entrepreneur, billionaire and Bill Gates’ other half in the founding of Microsoft Paul Allen has announced a $100 million investment in the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, a fund fo

Paul Allen’s Yacht Blamed For Destroying Coral Reef

Vulcan, the investment firm of Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, features a practice area that aims to “reduce our impact on the environment, particularly local watershed and ocean habitats.&#8

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Reviews Windows 8: Elegant, Innovative And Puzzling

A few days ago, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen quietly published <a target="_blank" href="">an extensive review of Windows 8</a>. In it, Alle

Google+ Estimated To Surge Past 10 Million Users (Chart)

It's only been two weeks since the <a href="">launch of Google+ </a>, but already there are "millions" of users, <a href="

After 3 Years In Stealth And $20 Million Raised, Aro Mobile Shows Some Skin — Some Android Skin. And We Have Invites.

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Microsoft Co-founder Sells Company He Started To "Help Him In His Own Songwriting"

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Bill Gates and Co. in 1978 looked groovy

Bill Gates leaves Microsoft on June 27, and every news outlet is now running their own version of “What happens now?” Newsweek’s is among the least annoying, comparing a photo taken

FlipStart gets price cut from $1499 to $699

Remember FlipStart? The brickey, Paul Allen-funded “super compact PC with the form factor that’s proven to work for mobile professionals” that some people thought might never come ou

Vulcan FlipStart In The Wild

James Kendrick from jkOnTheRun gives a thorough review of the soon to be launched FlipStart. The unit James had was equipped with a Pentium M 1.1 GHz processor with 512 MB of RAM, a 30 GB hard drive,