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An Organization Wants to Send You to Space For Free (Maybe)

17 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Always wanted to go to space, but put off by Richard Branson's beard (or the hundreds of thousands of dollars he also wants )? A US not-for-profit might be able to get you there on the cheap — but better get crossing those fingers. Read more...

WATCH: Richard Branson's announces drone investment in style, from his private island

R ichard Branson, Virgin Group founder and ubiquitous LinkedIn presence, looks like the kind of guy who enjoys long walks on the beach. Indeed, he enjoys them every morning on his own private island, Necker, in the British Virgin Islands. You...Show More Summary

Branson On Scotland: 'We'll Still Party Together'

Will they go or will they stay? That's what the entire world is asking Scotland. Richard Branson himself weighed in on the important subject and had some interesting things to say. Produced By Matt Johnston. Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Richard Branson Explains Why He Just Invested In Drones

Billionaire entrepreneur and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson just made it official on Monday that he became the latest investor in 3D Robotics, a commercial drone company founded by ex-Wired Magazine chief editor Chris Anderson....Show More Summary

Facing Big Ride-Sharing Competitors, Sidecar Enlists Richard Branson

The size of the funding round is tiny compared to competitors such as Uber Technologies and Lyft, but Sidecar investors say they are undaunted by the challenge.

Drone company 3D Robotics lands an investment from Richard Branson

yesterdayTechnology : GigaOM

3D Robotics, a company which develops drones for both commercial and consumer use, announced that Richard Branson has invested in the company.

The Incredible Toys Of Billionaire Richard Branson

From spaceships to hot air balloons, billionaire entrepreneur and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson is always playing with some new toy. He's set world records with kite boards, planes, and even rockets through endeavors with Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Oceanic, and Virgin Galactic. Show More Summary

Sidecar raises $15M as it fights to compete with Uber and Lyft

On-demand car service Sidecar today announced a new $15 million funding round led by Avalon Ventures. Union Square Ventures and Virgin founder Richard Branson also participated in the round. The new funding follows the launch of Sidecar’s...Show More Summary

Ridesharing Service SideCar Raises Another $15 Million, Adds Sir Richard Branson As Investor

San Francisco-headquartered ridesharing startup SideCar, which competes with on-demand car services like Uber and Lyft, announced this morning it has raised an additional $15 million in funding. The new round comes from existing investors...Show More Summary

The Entrepreneur On A Mission To Change Women's Media

S.H.E. Global Media founder Claudia Chan working to change the conversation from celebrity gossip to women's empowerment. Claudia Chan wants to be the Richard Branson of women's empowerment--by championing social entrepreneurship to solve global problems. "I believe it needs to be its own industry," she says. Read Full Story

Where’s our money? Greens accuse billionaire Richard Branson of not fulfilling pledges

Eric Worrall writes: Flamboyant British Billionaire Richard Branson, the man behind Virgin Galactic, the commercial space tourism venture, has been accused by greens of not fulfilling £2.7 billion of his green funding pledges. According to The Guardian, a prominent Green UK daily newspaper; “Richard Branson has failed to deliver on his much-vaunted pledge to spend…

REVIEW: “Front Line: Sounds Of Assembly” box set

When Richard Branson saw the success Chris Blackwell was having with the reggae music he signed for Island Records, Branson felt he would like to start his own reggae subsidiary as well, and be created Front Line Records. Front Line: Sounds Of Assembly (Virgin/Universal) is a great 5CD compilation putting together some of the best […]

Virgin Money Appoints Moreno Chairman, Readying For IPO

By Matt Scuffham LONDON (Reuters) - Virgin Money, the British challenger bank partly owned by entrepreneur Richard Branson, said Glen Moreno will become chairman next year and reported strong first-half profit growth, putting it in good shape for an impending stock market listing. Show More Summary

Virgin Galactic Delays Its First Flight Yet Again

After multiple delays, Virgin Galactic's first space tourism flight out of New Mexico's Spaceport America has been pushed back once again Richard Branson's company had previously announced a timeline that showed the first flight starting by the end of 2014. Show More Summary

Virgin Birth: Branson Baby News

Sam Branson - Richard's son - is expecting a new arrival

Richard Branson, Kofi Annan, Other World Leaders Call For Regulated, Legal Drugs

A group of business, political, and human rights leaders is calling for governments worldwide to offer responsible, legal and regulated sales of drugs, instead of focusing on the failed, punitive policies of the Drug War. The GlobalShow More Summary

Is It Worth Going To University?

What do Richard Branson, Alan Sugar, Philip Green, and Simon Cowell have in common? None of them went to university. So, is it worth going to university? The post Is It Worth Going To University? appeared first on CAREEREALISM.

World Leaders Drugs’ Panel: Legalize It!

Cannabis, psychedelics, and other substances should be made legal, Richard Branson, Kofi Annan, and others on the Global Commission on Drug Policy recommend in a radical new report.

Do You Like Your Company's Emotion Statement?

Decision-making is colored by emotion. Some, like Sir Richard Branson, admit to this openly when they say, "I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics." Others claim great pride in quantitative assessments...Show More Summary

Richard Branson's Family Pulled Off An Insanely Tough 1,000-Mile Trek Across Europe

Richard Branson has been known to pull off some pretty daredevilish stunts, from jumping out of skyscrapers to flying hot-air balloons across the ocean. But this time, it was his son Sam Branson and nephew Noah Devereux who attempted to pull off something big. Show More Summary

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