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    Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies at 65

    The computing pioneer and philanthropist, who also owned the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, died yesterday from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After co-founding Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975, Allen — who scored a perfect 1600 on his SATs — helped launch the age of personal computing before championing a range of other ventures, including music, the arts, brain science and artificial intelligence. In a statement, Gates said he was “heartbroken” by the death of one of his “oldest and dearest friends.”

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