Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975. Since leaving the company in 1983, he has whittled his 28 percent stake to less than 2 percent, collecting more than $20 billion along the way. The proceeds have been reinvested through his investment company, Vulcan, which has holdings in energy, entertainment, cable, real estate and technology.
Cablevision Systems Corp., seeking a buyer for its Optimum West unit, may get an offer from Charter Communications Inc. after asking for first-round bids by the end of the week, said a person with knowledge of the matter.
Paul G. Allen’s claims that 11 companies including Google Inc. and Apple Inc. infringed his business’s online-shopping technology will remain on hold while the U.S. government reviews the quality of the patents, a judge ruled.
Billionaire Paul G. Allen ’s research business awoke from a decade-long slumber to seek compensation from 11 companies including Google Inc. and Apple Inc. for its “groundbreaking” contributions to the Internet economy.
Amazon.com Inc., the world’s largest online retailer, agreed to buy its 11-building headquarters complex in Seattle for $1.16 billion in a deal poised to be the biggest U.S. office transaction of the year.
Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital led a $30 million venture capital investment in Siluria Technologies Inc., a closely held company that’s developing processes to convert natural gas into transportation fuels and chemicals.
Paul G. Allen , a Microsoft Corp. co- founder who was once the second-richest American, was told his patent-infringement suit against 11 companies including Google Inc. and Apple Inc. can’t go forward.