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Curbed Inside: Inside the Swanky Virgin Hotel Now Open in Downtown Chicago

It's been a long time in the making, but the world's first Virgin Hotel is now open in downtown Chicago. Located just steps away from the Magnificent Mile, Sir Richard Branson and crew have spent the last two years...

P2P money startup TransferWise takes $58 million Series C

P2P money transfer startup TransferWise Ltd has raised $58 million Series C in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz that included previous investors Sir Richard Branson, Valar Ventures, Index Ventures, IA Ventures, and Seedcamp. Founded in 2011 by two former Skype employees … Continue reading ?

Virgin Hotels opens inaugural property in Chicago

Flashy business tycoon Sir Richard Branson has opened the doors to his first Virgin Hotels property in Chicago.

Virgin wants to launch 'world's largest' array of internet satellites

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Remember doomed satellite internet provider Iridium? We're not sure Richard Branson does, as he and mobile chip giant Qualcomm are determined to help launch another internet satellite venture anyway. In his usual low-key style, Sir Branson declared t...

Billionaire Richard Branson welcomes twin grandchildren

It's double trouble for British billionaire Sir Richard Branson — who is now a grandfather to twins.

Branson’s Carbon War Room Merges with Think Tank

Carbon War Room, the global nonprofit organization co-founded by Virgin Group Chairman Sir Richard Branson, has merged with alternative energy think tank Rocky Mountain Institute in an effort to combat climate change and accelerate demand and financing for low-carbon solutions that are technically feasible and cost effective today. Show More Summary

Potentially huge news – Branson’s Carbon War Room merging with Lovins’s Rocky Mountain Institute

Amory Lovins’s Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is merging with Sir Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room. Unlike Lovins, who has been opposing nuclear energy since the early 1970s — an illogical position that is the primary source of my animosity...Show More Summary

Bahamas Join Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room

The Commonwealth of the Bahamas has signed on to develop 20 MW of solar energy across the Family Islands as part of the Carbon War Room’s Ten Island Challenge, a project backed by Virgin Group founder, Sir Richard Branson. The announcement...Show More Summary

Sir Richard Branson Takes Virgin To The High Seas

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

With plans of taking rich tourists to the final frontier put on hold by a tragic crash, British businessman Sir Richard Branson is taking his business to one of the original frontiers - oceanic voyages. That's right, Virgin is about to get wet in the cruise business. Read more...

Sir Richard Branson Is At It Again With Plans to Take Over the High Seas, Virgin-Style

It’s no secret that cruises tend to attract an older, more seasoned demographic of traveler. And while many cruisers are return voyagers, it’s a lot harder to attract new, first-time guests. Currently, the US is the world’s largest cr... via

Rent, Don't Buy: Of course Sir Richard Branson, billionaire...

Of course Sir Richard Branson, billionaire founder of the Virgin Group, would have an over-the-top "super chalet" in the Swiss Alps, and, as it happens, "The Lodge" is available for rent for between $88K and $180K a week. Outrageous perks...

Billionaire Sir Richard Branson Launches Virgin Cruises

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Eccentric billionaire Sir Richard Branson has made good on rumors of launching his own Virgin cruise ship brand with the formation of Virgin Cruises. The post Billionaire Sir Richard Branson Launches Virgin Cruises appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Virgin Money lists on the LSE

The market value of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Money banking business was estimated at 1.2 billion pounds (R22.4 billion) after its shares were listed in London. ||| London - The market value of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Money banking...Show More Summary

Report: Robert Plant Rips Up Richard Branson's $800 Million Proposal for Led Zeppelin Reunion

Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant reportedly ripped up an $800 million contract offer from Sir Richard Branson to reunite the legendary rock group for a new concert tour. According to Britain's Daily Mirror, Virgin CEO Richard Branson offered the group $800 million to perform a series of 35 concerts in Berlin, London, and New Jersey. Show More Summary

Sir Richard Branson calls for Bitcoin regulation and taxation

Sir Richard Branson, head honcho of Virgin Group, might be under fire for the Virgin SpaceShipTwo accident last Friday, but that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing other interests. Branson’s Virgin SpaceShipTwo aircraft broke apart just seconds after its rocket engine … Continue reading ?

Virgin Galactic crash: Is space tourism worth the risk?

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: In assessing the damage caused by the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, Richard Branson quoted another famous British citizen, Sir Isaac Newton, saying that his team is "standing on the shoulders of giants." ("Virgin Galactic fatal crash sends tremors through commercial...

Branson on Virgin Galactic crash, hopes for the future

3 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Founder Sir Richard Branson says while deadly accident a "real blow" to team, company is still optimistic about mission

Sadly, Sir Richard’s an Exemplar of Crisis PR

Summary: Sir Richard Branson has much grander aims, but it’s fitting to note that he’s been acting as a model of crisis communication in the test-flight crash of his rocket, SpaceShipTwo. “What you do and say in the...Show More Summary

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 2 Nov 2014

DID VIRGIN GALACTIC IGNORE WARNINGS? Sir Richard Branson's space tourism company has been accused of ignoring a series of warnings that its $500m rocket was unsafe for flight. The Sunday Telegraph says senior aerospace engineers repeatedly voiced fears over the design of the Virgin Galactic craft. Show More Summary

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