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  • Cleaner Flight: Virgin America's Efficient Engines, UOP Biofuels Go Transatlantic

    Air travel promises to become cleaner, if industry actions ahead of the huge, annual Paris Airshow are any indication. Virgin America— a company that’s been reporting on its own greenhouse gas emissions since 2009— ordered $1.4 billion worth of new, super fuel-efficient engines from CFM International the companies announced on Wednesday. The move should help keep energy… Read More

  • Virgin's Richard Branson Commits To Space Tourism Within Next 18 Months

    Perhaps after Nasa well and truly runs out of money our astronauts should ring up Richard Branson? The British professional rich person says that he plans to launch commercial space travel—space tourism, in other words—within the next 18 months. What do I have to do to be on that first flight? Read More

  • Maverick: Virgin's e-magazine headed to an iPad near you

    Virgin is looking to expand into the publishing market with a new magazine called “Maverick” that targets the upscale international audience with content on entrepreneurism, technology and travel. The kicker is that Maverick will be an electronic magazine only, first available on iPads and later available on iPhones and Android devices. Unlike other magazine ventures —… Read More

  • Al Gore Joins Richard Branson in Backing GreenRoad

    Al Gore Joins Richard Branson in Backing GreenRoad

    What do a trucker, an Israeli entrepreneur, Al Gore and Richard Branson all have in common? Proof that the real goldmines are old, neglected industries. The name of that proof is GreenRoad. While so many entrepreneurs bang their heads against a Web and social media advertising brick wall, GreenRoad has applied common technology to an industry technology has largely passed by… Read More

  • Video: Sir Richard Branson in drag – oh, and Virgin America lands in Boston

    Doug Aamoth reporting from Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. Today in the B terminal I saw some good-looking New England Patriots cheerleaders, a good-looking Maria Menounos, and then everything went all haywire when two guys in bumblebee tutus showed up followed by Richard Branson dressed like a patriotic psychiatrist’s wet dream. Read More