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Virgin Galactic successfully tested its rocket-powered spacecraft today for the first time since 2014

Virgin Galactic took to the skies today for the first test of its rocket-powered spacecraft in over three years. The SpaceShipTwo launch platform deployed the USS Unity at a set altitude where the spa

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 afte

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 agenci

Virgin creates VOX Space for its government-related launches

The universe can welcome yet another entrant into the space race, and yet another company into Richard Branson's portfolio. TechCrunch has learned that Branson's Virgin Orbit has quietly created VOX S

Crunch Report | Bitcoin Passes $5,000

Bitcoin is now valued at more than $5,000 a coin, DJI releases a new interchangeable lens series for drones, Google gets rid of the Home Mini touch function and Hyperloop One takes on big investment f

Hyperloop One becomes ‘Virgin Hyperloop One’ with Virgin Group investment

Hyperloop One has received a significant investment -- the official figure hasn't been revealed, but it's enough that the Hyperloop tech startup, which aims to create networks of high-speed transporta

A live tech talk with Richard Branson at 30,000 feet

Richard Branson is taking to the skies for the inaugural flight of a new route, from SFO to Denver, in the hopes of linking a nascent tech community in the Mile High City with an established one in Si

Virgin Galactic Unveils New SpaceShipTwo, The VSS Unity

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic unveiled its new SpaceShipTwo rocket plane today. This is the latest version the company has revealed to the public since their deadly crash during a test flig

The One Thing Every Great Company Has In Common

Obscured in the valuation dust of the current unicorn stampede is a key question: What actually makes a great company great? What do the future Facebooks, Googles and Apples have in common -- not to m

Tour Booking Startup ZOZI Raises $30 Million From Richard Branson, Others To Expand Its Reservation Platform

ZOZI, a startup that hooks merchants up with those seeking travel experiences using proprietary software, has closed on $30 million in Series C funding. Pritzker Vlock Ventures led the round, with par

Richard Branson Hints At A Tesla Competitor From Virgin

Sir Richard Branson’s numerous companies build and sell everything from rockets to cell phones. And now the billionaire founder of Virgin Group has indicated his sights might be set on chasing E

Backed By A16Z, London-Based Money Transfer Startup TransferWise Finally Launches In The U.S.

TransferWise, the London-based “P2P” money transfer startup that recently raised a further $58 million led by Andreessen Horowitz has made good on its promise to cross the pond with a full

StartSLC Kicks Off To Support A Burgeoning Utah Tech Culture

A crowd of tech enthusiasts sat warm inside the grand hall of an old train station this last Saturday night, on the west end of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. They braved the otherwise chilly evening

Now Backed By Sir Richard Branson, TransferWise Raises $25M For Cheaper Money Transfers

London-based TransferWise has closed a new round of funding. It's raised a further $25 million, adding Sir Richard Branson as a backer, along with existing investors, including Peter Thiel’s Valar V

Virgin Galactic Hits Milestone As Commercial Space Travel Rockets Toward Reality

NASA may not be sending anyone to Mars anytime soon, the exploration of space and beyond - though on a much smaller scale - is being spearheaded by folks like Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos. (Maybe yo

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

<img src="" class="shot2"></img> Air travel promises to become cleaner, if industry actions ahead of the huge,

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

<img src="" />Perhaps after <a HREF="">Nasa</a> well and truly runs out of money our astronauts shoul

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

<img src="" />Virgin is looking to expand into the publishing market with a new magazine called "Maverick" that targets the upscal

Al Gore Joins Richard Branson in Backing GreenRoad

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

<img src="">Doug Aamoth reporting from Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. Today in the B terminal I saw some good-lo