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richard branson's firm invests enough in hyperloop one to rename it virgin hyper


richard branson’s virgin group has invested in hyperloop one, a los angeles company that is developing a super-fast transport system and soon will change its name to virgin hyperloop one, the companies said thursday. branson, the billionaire whose other holdings include virgin atlantic airways...






richard branson takes helm at hyperloop one amid sexual harassment scandal surro


virgin hyperloop one announces $50 million investment as richard branson is named chairman of the board.






virgin hyperloop one raises $50 million and makes richard branson chairman


virgin hyperloop one, a los angeles company developing a super-fast transportation system, announced it has raised $50 million from foreign venture capital investors and made richard branson the chairman of its board of directors. the new round of funding, announced monday, came from dubai’s dp...






virgin hyperloop one said to add richard branson as chair and raise $50m


 it’s probably no surprise that billionaire richard branson is going to be taking a more active role in virgin hyperloop one, considering the company adopted the “virgin” moniker after branson’s global co. became a key backer earlier this year. now, axios reports that he’ll be made chairman of the company, as it takes on an additional $50 million in funding to help… read more






richard branson dishes on virgin, space and the obamas


british billionaire richard branson's prolific virgin brand has spanned a broad range of businesses, including record stores, banks, phones, airlines and spaceships.






alaska air clashes with richard branson over licensing fees


alaska last year acquired virgin america, which richard branson helped create. branson says alaska has to continue paying royalties for the virgin name until 2040, even if it stops using the brand. but alaska’s general counsel disagrees.






alaska air clashes with richard branson over licensing fees


alaska last year acquired virgin america, which richard branson helped create. branson says alaska has to continue paying royalties for the virgin name until 2040, even if it stops using the brand. but alaska’s general counsel disagrees.






obama goes kitesurfing during private island getaway


former president barack obama, and his wife, michelle, have spent some time vacationing with richard branson since leaving the white house. the virgin group founder put up a blog post with pictures and video of the ex-president kitesurfing off one of branson's private islands in the british virgin...






richard branson riding out hurricane irma in wine cellar on his private island


sir richard branson, the billionaire founder of the virgin group, said he had no plans to evacuate his home in the british virgin islands, which lies directly in the path of hurricane irma. instead, branson said he would hunker down with his team on necker, his private caribbean island, "as i have...






obamas join richard branson for private island getaway


necker island, british virgin islands (ap) — former president barack obama, and his wife, michelle, have spent some time vacationing with richard branson since leaving the white house. the virgin group founder put up a blog post with pictures and video of the ex-president kitesurfing off one of branson’s private islands in the british virgin […]






obamas join richard branson for private island getaway


necker island, british virgin islands (ap) — former president barack obama, and his wife, michelle, have spent some vacationing with richard branson since leaving the white house. the virgin group founder put up a blog post with pictures and video of the ex-president kitesurfing off one of branson’s private islands in the british virgin islands. […]






sir richard branson rode out hurricane irma on his private island – in the wine


sir richard branson, the billionaire founder of the virgin group, had no desire to evacuate his home in the british virgin islands, which was directly in the path of hurricane irma.






richard branson rides out hurricane irma on private island — in the wine cellar


sir richard branson, the billionaire founder of the virgin group, had no desire to evacuate his home in the british virgin islands, which was directly in the path of hurricane irma.






watch billionaire richard branson marvel over virgin galactic glide test


new footage of a virgin galactic spaceshiptwo spacecraft soaring high above the new mexico desert during a successful glide test last month shows company founder richard branson watching the event gleefully.






richard branson celebrates virgin atlantic’s entry to seattle market, tears into


a boeing dreamliner on monday brought entrepreneur richard branson to town to celebrate virgin atlantic’s launch of its seattle-london route. but he also used the visit to lambaste alaska air’s decision to retire the virgin america brand after buying the airline .






richard branson dishes on virgin, space and the obamas


new york (ap) — british billionaire richard branson’s prolific virgin brand has spanned a broad range of businesses, including record stores, banks, phones, airlines and spaceships. he’s now trying to help sprint revitalize its virgin mobile brand in a u.s. wireless market that’s gotten so competitive that unlimited-data deals, once rare, are the norm. discounts […]






richard branson won't fly in space in 6 months, virgin galactic president says


virgin galactic founder richard branson most likely won't be going to space in the next six months, despite his recent public statement that he'd be "very disappointed" otherwise.






virgin galactic aiming for 1st spaceflight this year, branson says


virgin galactic should be ready to launch its first flight to suborbital space later this year, company founder sir richard branson said.






richard branson celebrates virgin atlantic’s entry to seattle market


a boeing 787-9 dreamliner touched down monday afternoon at seattle-tacoma international airport, bringing entrepreneur richard branson to town to celebrate virgin atlantic’s launch of its seattle-london route on sunday






richard branson's newest space venture, virgin orbit, just got a u.s. military c


the pentagon is hiring richard branson to launch satellites to orbit. his virgin orbit space company announced thursday that it had won its first military contract: a demonstration flight that would carry "technology demonstration satellites" for the air force on its launcherone rocket by early...






here's what virgin's first adults-only cruise ship will look like


virgin voyages laid the keel for its first of three ships monday, with virgin empire founder richard branson appearing in a ceremony at the shipyard in genoa, italy. the ship will cater to adults only and will make its debut in 2020. it will hold about 2,860 passengers and sail from portmiami to...






virgin voyages cruise line steams forward. virgin america airline gets ready to


virgin voyages on wednesday took the first steps in making good on richard branson’s promise in 2015 to create a cruise line like no other. in genoa, italy, the first piece of steel was cut at fincantieri ship yard for the first of three midsize cruise ships that will bear the virgin logo. folks...






virgin pulse sets up shop in providence, ri


providence, r.i. (ap) — an employee well-being company owned by british billionaire richard branson is moving its global headquarters from massachusetts to rhode island. the providence journal reports virgin pulse has already set up workstations in the former journal building in providence. the company was previously based in framingham, massachusetts as a part of branson’s […]






virgin galactic unveils spin-off virgin orbit for small-satellite launches


richard branson's virgin galactic space company is spinning off its launcherone rocket program into a separate firm to better position itself to serve the booming small satellite industry, the company said thursday (march 2).






vss unity’s latest glide forum for branson’s spaceflight optimism | video


“by the end of this century i hope that hundreds of thousands of people will have had the chance to become astronauts,” says virgin galactic's richard branson on feb. 24, 2017, the date of the latest glide flight of the spaceshiptwo space plane.






virgin galactic aims to fly space tourists in 2018, ceo says


richard branson's virgin galactic is on track to begin commercial passenger spaceflights before the end of 2018, the company's chief executive said.






alaska airlines is retiring the virgin america name, but will it have to keep pa


a dispute seems to be brewing between alaska airlines and sir richard branson, the billionaire businessman who helped create california-based virgin america. alaska air group, the parent company of alaska airlines, acquired virgin america last year for $2.6 billion and announced plans to retire...






photos show richard branson's private necker island destroyed by irma


billionaire richard branson has posted images on twitter that show post-irma damage to his island, necker, as well as other surrounding islands. he's working on getting aid to the british virgin islands, which were wiped out by irma. (more…)






obamas join richard branson for private island getaway


former president barack obama, and his wife, michelle, have spent some vacationing with richard branson since leaving the white house.






obamas join richard branson for private island getaway


former president barack obama, and his wife, michelle, have spent some time vacationing with richard branson since leaving the white house.






virgin galactic makes satellite launch service new company


long beach, calif. (ap) — virgin galactic’s california-based small satellite launch provider is now a separate company. virgin group founder sir richard branson announced thursday that the new company headquartered in long beach is called virgin orbit. the company has been developing an air-launch system for small satellites called launcherone. the launcherone rockets will be […]






alaska airlines is killing off virgin america and richard branson says it’s okay


 alaska airlines has announced they are killing off the virgin america brand sometime in 2019. sad? angry? you’re not alone. richard branson, founder of virgin america, just penned a love letter saying “tears were shed today” and memorializing all the great things virgin america had accomplished before the merger. in a blog post announcing the decision, alaska took four… read more






alaska airlines is killing off virgin america and richard branson says it’s ok t


 alaska airlines has announced they are killing off the virgin america brand sometime in 2019. sad? angry? you’re not alone. richard branson, founder of virgin america, just penned a love letter saying “tears were shed today” and memorializing all the great things virgin america had accomplished before the merger. in a blog post announcing the decision, alaska took four… read more






virgin hyperloop one lines up two preliminary studies in india


 hyperloop one, which is now virgin hyperloop one thanks to strong backing from billionaire richard branson, has signed a couple of new memorandums of understanding (mous) with indian government agencies to conduct preliminary studies into hyperloop route construction feasibility. virgin hyperloop one’s goal (besides making their official name an increasingly difficult mouthful) is to… read more






richard branson shares old scathing letter from trump questioning his billionair


remember 2004, pre-twitter times, when donald trump was forced to secretly write his insults on paper and then mail them to his enemies? virgin group founder richard branson sure does, and he’s sharing a 13-year-old letter trump sent scolding him for starting a reality show similar to the apprentice. branson published the surly letter in his upcoming book, finding my virginity, according to the independent. the tirade includes trump ravings such as: “you should try to get out of the airline business too...;” “i wonder out loud how you can be anywhere close to a billionaire…;” and “do not use me to promote your rapidly sinking show…” excerpts of trump’s letter via the independent: “at least your dismal ratings can now allow you to concentrate on your airline which, i am sure, needs every ou