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  • Interview: Sir Richard Branson

    Interview: Sir Richard Branson

    It’s not every day we get a chance to sit down with one of the world’s richest and most industrious men. Actually, Sir Richard is only the 236th richest person in the world according to Forbes. I thought he’d be higher. *shrug* Anyway, we had the esteemed pleasure of taking Sir Richard’s IM interview virginity last week as he was jetting back to his private island, Necker. CBS’ The… Read More

  • Virgin Mobile offers enticing $79.99 unlimited plan

    Virgin Mobile offers enticing $79.99 unlimited plan

    Yama hama, look what Virgin Mobile just did. Starting July 1st you can get on the company’s new “Totally Unlimited” plan for $79.99 per month (no contract required), which includes unlimited voice minutes. For $10 more per month, you can get “Unlimited Text & Messaging, with texting, IM, email and picture messages.” If you’re a big talker and you don’t… Read More

  • Virgin Mobile USA launches new plans

    Virgin Mobile USA launches new plans

    Being conscientious of financial hardship for many Americans, Virgin Mobile USA unveiled new rate plans today that are highly aggressive and easy on the wallet. One such plan is Unlimited 7p.m. Nights and Weekends for $49.99 or 7 p.m. Nights and Weekend Minutes for $24.99. You can also get unlimited text and messaging for $10. Prepaid customers also get deals with a $34.99 plan gives you 300… Read More

  • GoGo inflight porn-surfing is GO!

    GoGo inflight porn-surfing is GO!

    American and Virgin airlines will roll out an inflight WiFi product called GoGo in about six months, ensuring that every douche with a MacBook — all of CG included — will now be able to Twitter from 30,000 feet. Gogo uses a ground-to-air system that allows small antennas on the planes to pick up signals being pumped out terrestrially. Aircell has 92 giant antennas spread across the… Read More

  • Save those frequent flier miles, save $20,000 on your Virgin Galactic flight

    Save those frequent flier miles, save $20,000 on your Virgin Galactic flight

    I actually am pretty sure that the people who can spend $2,000,000 on space tourism are a different demographic from the people who scrounge miles to get free tickets. And yet, Virgin Galactic is going to let you redeem 200,000 miles for a big 10% off that trip to space. Somehow I doubt they’re going to get a lot of takers on that offer, but it is a nice little taste of the future. Use your… Read More

  • Virgin 747 to go from London to Amsterdam on biofuel

    Virgin 747 to go from London to Amsterdam on biofuel

      Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic airline will conduct a test flight at the end of the month wherein a Boeing 747 will fly from London to Amsterdam using an 80/20 blend of conventional fuel and biofuel, respectively. The plane will carry no passengers but will be “the first time a commercial aircraft has flown on biofuel,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Read More

  • Virgin Galactic reveals SpaceShipTwo, plans open-source starships

    Virgin Galactic reveals SpaceShipTwo, plans open-source starships

    Burt Rutan and Richard Branson are doing their “deep pocketed space explorer” thing again. They’ve revealed the second version of their suborbital spacecraft, aptly called “SpaceShipTwo” and pictured above, presumably via a cell phone camera at the event. They also announced that the launch vehicle, “WhiteKnightTwo,” will be on an open architecture… Read More

  • Virgin games signs deal with Real Madrid, three games by year's end

    Virgin games signs deal with Real Madrid, three games by year's end

    Real Madrid, the nine-time European champions, penned a deal with Virgin, which will lead to three new “properties.” Madridistas can look forward to console (PS2, PS3, PSP, DS, Wii and 360), online and cellphone games, to be released sometime this year. I will buy at least one, that much is true. I have a few ideas of my own for Real Madrid games. There’s Raúl and the Amazing… Read More

  • CircleLending Becomes Virgin Money USA; Gets Makeover and Millions in Funding

    CircleLending Becomes Virgin Money USA; Gets Makeover and Millions in Funding

    Peer-to-peer lending service CircleLending has been taken under the wings of Richard Branson’s Virgin empire and rebranded as Virgin Money USA. Virgin’s US investment firm recently bought a majority stake in the Waltham, Massachusetts company, which acts as an online middleman for friends and family who want to loan each other money. The exact amount of money invested by Virgin has not… Read More

  • Virgin America: Best…Airline…EVER

    Virgin America: Best…Airline…EVER

    Boing Boing’s Xeni Jardin flew on Virgin’s inaugural flight and has posted a great writeup. Oh please, please, please let this be the final blow to Northwest Airlines. I’ve been waiting for those backwards, greedy bastards to go under for years now. Virgin America has low prices (SF to NY for $278), WiFi access, super comfortable seats, touchscreen infotainment systems built into… Read More