Zuora Lands $50 Million Series E on Back of “Subscription Economy”

A big bet that subscription-based business models often make more sense than others.

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Microsoft Millionaire Matchups in the Offing for NBA?

Multiple sources are reporting that an investor group led by hedge fund manager Chris Hansen and including Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is close to buying the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and moving the team to Seattle, which has been bereft of pro hoops since the Sonics left in 2008. If the deal goes through, it should add extra spice to a rivalry with the Portland Trail Blazers, owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.


Amazon to Buy Headquarter Buildings for $1.2 Billion

Jeff Bezos buys the buildings he had been leasing from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Exclusive: Zynga’s Engineering VP for New Gaming Platform Moves On

Zynga’s Neil Roseman has resigned after only 15 months at the social games company. Roseman was based in the Seattle office and oversaw its growth, including two acquisitions.

Amazon’s Seattle Expansion Plans Reveal Three New Office Towers and Much More!

Amazon revealed plans for its Seattle headquarters last night, including the construction of 3.3 million square feet of office space over the next eight years.

Deep Diver James Cameron Talked Ocean Geekery Way Back at D8

His love of the sea goes on (and deep this time).

Google+ Growth Appears to Accelerate — Was It the Muppets?

Google added 12 million new users to its Google+ social network in December, according to external and unofficial (but somewhat officially blessed) statistician Paul Allen.


Microsoft Co-Founder to Build Massive Jet for Space Launches

Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen says he will use his wealth to build the world’s largest airplane as a mobile platform for launching satellites at low cost, which he believes could transform the space industry.

Whither Google+? Approaching 50M Users, but Not Being Mentioned in the Same Breath as Facebook Anymore.

Google+ user registrations shot up dramatically last week, according to Ancestry.com founder Paul Allen, whose external measurements of usage of the service have proven to be quite accurate so far.


Microsoft Co-Founder’s Museum Forages Far and Wide for Digital Behemoths of Yore

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen wants an IBM 7094. The elusive data-processing system was taken off the market in 1969 after just seven years and hasn’t been widely used since. It’s Ian King’s job to find it.