"[83] In 2002, the team moved into CenturyLink Field, after Allen invested into the upgrade of the stadium. [21] They then formed Traf-O-Data to make traffic counters based on the Intel 8008 processor. [176] Octopus was also used in the search for a missing American pilot and two officers whose plane disappeared off Palau[177] and the study of a rare fish called a coelacanth among many others. The summit aimed to share key learnings and reinforce the need for continued action and support to bring the number of Ebola cases down to zero, which was achieved in January 2016. [65], SpaceShipOne on ramp before Takeoff in October 2004, (L-R) Marion Blakey, Mike Melvill, Sir Richard Branson, Burt Rutan, Brian Binnie and Allen reflect on a mission accomplished, Allen (third from right) and Rutan (fifth from right) were awarded the Ansari X PRIZE by members of the X PRIZE Foundation in November 2004, SpaceShipOne at the National Air and Space Museum, Allen's Vulcan Real Estate[66] division offers development and portfolio management services, and is known for the redevelopment of the South Lake Union neighborhood immediately north of downtown Seattle. In 2013, Vulcan Productions co-produced the Richard E. Robbins-directed film Girl Rising[103] which tells the stories of girls from different parts of the world who seek an education. Head coach Pete Carroll said, “We’ve had great meetings with Jody. It is the company within Allen's Vulcan Inc. that plans and executes projects to shift how the world conceptualizes space travel through cost reduction and on-demand access. Even objectively successful owners like the Yankees’ George Steinbrenner or the Patriots’ Robert Kraft weren’t exactly beloved by their own fanbase. According to Allen, he and Gates would go "dumpster diving" in their teenage years for computer program code. All-time Rushing Leader: Shaun Alexander 2,176 att, 9,429 yds, 100 TD . [109] Allen received commendations for his philanthropic commitments including the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy[110] and Inside Philanthropy's "Philanthropist of the Year". On October 3, 2015, the Center for Infectious Disease Research presented Allen with the 2015 "Champion for Global Health Award" for his leadership and effort to fight Ebola. He immediately canceled the lucrative relocation. The book recounts how Allen became enamored with computers at an early age, conceived the idea for Microsoft, recruited his friend Bill Gates to join him, and launched what would become the world's most successful software company. Because the Seahawks never went on sale in the first place. Over eight years the donation could be as much as $20 million. On August 25, 2015, Allen was named a recipient of the. [154], In August 2016, Allen announced the launch of Upstream Music Fest + Summit,[155] an annual festival fashioned after South by Southwest. On April 21, 2015, Allen brought together key leaders in the Ebola fight at the Ebola Innovation Summit in San Francisco. [85] Under the helm of Allen, the Seahawks made the Super Bowl three times following NFC Championship victories (2005, 2013, 2014), and won Super Bowl XLVIII in February 2014. In June 1974, the NFL gave the city an expansion franchise. [5][81][82] Herman Sarkowsky, a former Seahawks minority owner, told The Seattle Times about Allen's decision to buy the team, "I'm not sure anybody else in this community would have done what [Allen] did. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? The films have also been nominated for Golden Globes[91] and Academy Awards[90] among many others. Are you a Stathead, too? The centers would fund research that would read and write the morphogenetic code. [29], Microsoft committed to delivering a disk operating system (DOS) to IBM for the original IBM PC in 1980, although they had not yet developed one, and Allen spearheaded a deal for Microsoft to purchase QDOS (Quick and Dirty Operating System) written by Tim Paterson who was employed at Seattle Computer Products.