Paul Allen

In his personal blog, Microsoft founding co-partner Paul Allen has posted a thoroughgoing analysis of Windows 8, which he says represents a significant evolutionary milestone in Windows development, particularly in expanding hardware support to mobile devices in the interest of providing a more unified user experience across all the platforms Microsoft supports with Windows: PC, tablet, and smartphone.

Microsoft Corp., the worlds largest software maker, needs to accelerate the pace of product development to compete with Google Inc. and Apple Inc., co-founder Paul Allen said in an interview.

Microsoft's Windows 7 phone software and XBox Kinect sensors, which help people play video games using physical motion instead of controllers, are resonating with a younger audience as the company tries to get more momentum in new technology markets, said Allen, 58, who spoke at an event at the 92nd Street Y in New York last night. Allen, whose memoir, Idea Man, will be released this week, co-founded Microsoft

The United States must do a better job of educating its young people in science and technology if we’re going to compete with China and India over the next century, according to Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft and an American computer pioneer. In a wide-ranging interview with, Allen called for U.S. President Barack Obama and other American policy-makers to “fully internalize the fact that we need to do something to better prepare our kids to compete in this hyper-competitive future that’s rapidly approaching.”

Bill Gates schemed to take shares in Microsoft Corp. from his co-founder during the early days of the software company following his partner's treatment for cancer, according to a new memoir by the billionaire co-founder, Paul Allen.

The allegation is part of a critical portrait in the book of Mr. Gates, with whom Mr. Allen formed a friendship in grade school that evolved into one of the iconic partnerships of American business. The book, "Idea Man: A Memoir by the Co-founder of Microsoft," is scheduled to go on sale on April 17.

Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen relaunched a wide-ranging patent lawsuit against Apple Inc, Google Inc, Facebook and others with specific allegations that the companies are illegally using technology owned by his firm.

Interval Licensing LLC, a small research company set up by Allen in 1992, originally filed a broad patent suit in federal court in Seattle in August, but Judge Marsha Pechman dismissed it on the grounds that it did not specify any actual products or devices. The revised suit was filed by Interval on Tuesday.

They're the everyday fixtures of the Internet experience: pop-up stock quotes on a website, suggestions for related reading near a news article, videos along the side of your screen. Now, Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen says he owns the technology behind all these ideas, and he's demanding that some of the world's top Web companies pay up to use them.

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