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This garage in Palo Alto, often called the "birthplace of Silicon Valley," is where Bill Hewlett and David Packard started HP in 1938.

Apple was started in a garage on this day in 1976. Here are the modest beginnings of 5 tech companies worth billions today.

These companies that shaped the tech scene all started in garages, and those beginnings have become essential to their origin stories.
The hilltop property has prime views of downtown Los Angeles.

Jeff Bezos’ deal to buy Paul Allen’s former Beverly Hills property has reportedly fallen through. Take a look at the late Microsoft cofoun...

The empty development site, which sits on a hilltop overlooking downtown Los Angeles, is on the market for $110 million.
Apple cofounders Steve Wozniak, left, and Steve Jobs.

From Facebook to Tesla, here are the lesser-known cofounders of some of the biggest tech companies in the world

We tend to forget that Steve Jobs, Travis Kalanick, and Bill Gates, didn't create Apple, Uber, and Microsoft alone.
Paul Allen's Atherton mansion.

A Microsoft cofounder’s $35 million mansion in the most expensive town in the US just sold — see inside

The property was one of the most expensive sales in Atherton, California — the richest zip code in the United States.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Jeff Bezos is reportedly interested in buying the Seattle Seahawks

While the Seahawks aren't for sale, the team might be looking for new ownership after the death of Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen last year.
The Stratolaunch completed its first flight on April 13.

Inside the world’s largest plane, which has a wingspan longer than a football field and a mysterious new owner

The Stratolaunch is 238 feet long, 50 feet tall, and has a 385-foot wingspan. It made its first flight in April.
Atherton is the richest town in the US.

Paul Allen’s Silicon Valley estate just hit the market for $41.5 million. Take a look inside the late Microsoft cofounder’s 7-bedroom mans...

The home is in Atherton, California, where the average household income is $450,696 and residents include tech execs Sheryl Sandberg and Eric Schmidt.
George Lucas and Paul Allen aboard Octopus in Cannes, France, in 2005.

Paul Allen’s 414-foot superyacht is for sale for $325 million. Take a look at the late Microsoft cofounder’s yacht, which has 2 helipads a...

The 414-foot superyacht, Octopus, has eight decks, an elevator, a cinema, two helipads, and a glass-bottomed underwater observation lounge.

Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, and 21 other tech moguls who never graduated college

The founders of billion-dollar tech companies — including Apple, WhatsApp, and Fitbit — have achieved success without ever getting college degrees.
An artist's illustration of a supermassive black hole.

We went inside a virtual simulation of a black hole, and it was a mind-bending experience

Before he died, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen worked on a simulation machine that turned his passions into virtual experiences.