SOSV and JetBlue Technology Ventures talk VC climate tech and ESG at TC Sessions: Climate 2022

Investment in climate tech is heating up almost as fast as climate change itself. In 2021, climate tech startups received $40+ billion across more than 600 deals. That’s more than double the capital

Alaska Airlines is killing off Virgin America and Richard Branson says it’s okay to cry

Alaska Airlines has announced they are killing off the Virgin America brand sometime in 2019. Sad? Angry? You’re not alone. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin America, just penned a love letter

Boom, the startup that wants to build supersonic planes, just signed a massive deal with Virgin

Have you heard about Boom? Boom is a relatively new startup that’s aiming to build something pretty crazy. They’re not building an app… or a social network… or even some new ga

The Future Of In-flight Entertainment Is Virtual Reality

I fly a lot for work, be it a quick two hours or less to Seattle to 10+ hours to Germany, and everything in between. I don’t really like to fly all that much, and I’m not sure that a lot o

Virgin America Is Bringing Dysonic’s “3D Sound” Into The Air

Here's a random pet peeve: When I'm traveling, I always kick myself for watching movies on mediocre in-flight entertainment systems — we all do it, but there's something wrong about squeezing specta

GoPro Jumps Deeper Into Media Distribution With Dedicated Roku Channel

Looking for a place to watch countless POV snowboarding videos? GoPro and Roku have you covered with a new channel coming to the media streaming boxes this spring. GoPro already has a content distribu

Virgin America Makes A Safety Video That’s Now A YouTube Hit

Last week, Virgin America launched of all things, a safety video that has become a YouTube hit with now more than 4 million views. It's a musical that makes buckling a seat beat seem like fun. It cele

Virgin America Taps MOGL’s Restaurant Gamification Platform To Serve Up Dining Rewards

Virgin America is the hip, new airline with cool in-seat displays complete with TV shows, games, and the ability to order food. So it only makes sense that they've tapped Califonia-based startup <a hr

Off And Running: Loopt's First U-Deal Sells Out In Less Than An Hour

<img src="" /> <a href="">Loopt</a> has gone through quite a few incarnations, and this morning that tradi

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, annu

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Points: Topguest Hooks Up With Instagram

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-288369" title="Screen shot 2011-03-27 at 1.26.38 PM" src="" alt="" />E

Google Gives The Ultimate Holiday Gift: Free WiFi On Virgin America Flights

<img src="" width="214" height="89" /> Google is going to make a lot of frequent flyers, and Virgin America, happy this holiday seas

Real-Time Conversations Hasten Social CRM

<img src="" width="215" height="143" /> In the world of business, social media, led by Twitter, is forcing companies to augment

Virgin America first to offer fleetwide Wi-Fi, gives other airlines the bird

<img src="" alt="" />Whether we realize it or not, there’s a race going on in the skies above us. With the adv

Interview: James Weatherson, Red Inflight Entertainment Engineer on Virgin America

<img src="" alt="" />A few weeks back I hopped onto my first <a href="">Virgin Ame

Live from 35k feet! [Update 2]

Come chat with me on Ustream on my Virgin America flight and watch people walk by! I’ll be turning on my camera every hour or so and I’ll be chatting live from 35,000 feet. I’ll also be IMing wi

Aircell now offering mobile phone pricing for Gogo service

<img src="" alt="" />Aircell has reduced the price of their in-flight Wi-Fi service Gogo to $7.95 for users who just want to connect th

Virgin America now tells you which planes are Wi-Fi ready

<img src="" alt="" />Just a quick update for the transcon flying tech folk. <a href="">Virgin Am

Interview: Sir Richard Branson

<img src="" alt="" />It’s not every day we get a chance to sit down with one of the world’s richest and most industrious men. Actua

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
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