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Paul Allen on Bill Gates and today's Microsoft

Apr 19, 2011
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen discusses his tempestuous relationship with Bill Gates, and how he feels about Microsoft now.
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Paul Allen on venture capitalism and a new tech bubble

Apr 19, 2011
Steve Chiotakis talks to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen about the first steps to getting a good idea off the ground, why the competitive landscape for tech companies is way tougher than when Microsoft was founded and whether we're in the middle of a new tech bubble.
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Our complicated relationship with plastic

Apr 18, 2011
Susan Freinkel, author of "Plastic: A Toxic Love Story," discusses our relationship with plastic -- its important uses and the harm it can cause.
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Plastic: A Toxic Love Story

Apr 18, 2011
Title: Plastic: A Toxic Love Story Author: Susan Freinkel Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Type: Non Fiction Released: April 18, 2011 Le...
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Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft

Apr 18, 2011
Title: Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft Author: Paul Allen Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover Type: Non Fiction Released: April 1...
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Interview: Paul Allen examines Microsoft, relationship with Gates

Apr 18, 2011
Marketplace Host Kai Ryssdal talked with Paul Allen about his new book, Idea Man for our series of interviews with the business icon. Allen discu...
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Interview: Paul Allen on Microsoft in the age of smartphones, cloud computing

Apr 18, 2011
John Moe, host of the Marketplace Tech Report, talked with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in our series of interviews with the business icon fol...
Posted In: paul allen

Video: Paul Allen, the 60 Minutes Interview

Apr 17, 2011
CBS's television news magazine 60 Minutes featured Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen on its program this weekend, in coordination with the billiona...
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Excerpt: Secrets To Winning a Scholarship

Apr 15, 2011
The following excerpt is from "Secrets To Winning a Scholarship." Listen to an interview with Mark Kantrowitz and learn more about the book....
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Secrets To Winning a Scholarship

Apr 15, 2011
Title: Secrets To Winning a Scholarship Author: Mark Kantrowitz Publisher: Fastweb.com LLC Released: February 2011 Length: 134 pages Mark Ka...
Posted In: Education, Mark Kantrowitz

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What does your safety net look like? What's caught you when you've stumbled -- or helped you feel financially secure enough to take a leap? It's not a subject we talk publicly about much, but at Marketplace we'll be looking at different people's financial safety nets, and how they've shaped their lives.