Tributes pour in for late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s death has prompted heartfelt tributes from tech luminaries, but he’s also been lauded for his work in sports and philanthropy.

Allen passed away on Monday, his family confirmed, after complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

“My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a┬ámuch loved┬ábrother and uncle, and an exceptional friend,” Allen’s sister, Jody, said in a statement.

While Allen left Microsoft in 1983 following a protracted dispute with Bill Gates over his share of the company, Allen held onto his shares, resulting in him becoming a billionaire after the company went public three years later. Read more…

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