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  • Virgin's commerical spacecraft has itself a merry little test flight

    The world’s first manned commercial spacecraft flight took place just a few hours ago, and it was a smashing success. Within a few years, we’ll all fly to Jupiter on our lunch breaks, drink a café com leite while doodling away on our iPad 5GXs, then come back to the office to pretend to do work for the remaining 2.5 hours of the day. Read More

  • Sprint puts $483 million on the table for Virgin Mobile USA

    In what looks to be shaping up to be another healthy week for M&A activity, Sprint Nextel is putting more of its focus on the prepaid cell phone service market with a $483 million deal to buy out Virgin Mobile USA. The acquisition, which was announced earlier this morning, calls for Sprint to pay $5.50 in stock for each Virgin Mobile share, a 31 percent premium to the MVNO’s… Read More

  • Sprint Gobbles Up Virgin Mobile For $483 million

    In what looks to be shaping up to be another healthy week for M&A activity, Sprint Nextel is putting more of its focus on the prepaid cell phone service market with a $483 million deal to buy out Virgin Mobile USA. The acquisition, which was announced earlier this morning, calls for Sprint to pay $5.50 in stock for each Virgin Mobile share, a 31 percent premium to the MVNO’s… Read More

  • Virgin to trial 200 Mbps service – in ENGLAND

    Hey, you could use fast Internet, right? Like 200 Mbps speeds, right? Like fast fast fast. Like so fast you could cough between saying “lightning” and “fast” and during that cough you could download like all kinds of porn. Well, Virgin Media is offering 200 Mbps service in Ashford in Kent, a tiny town in Southeast England. Read More

  • Virgin Galactic Mothership Eve takes flight

    After testing delays last year, Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites successfully took to the skies with the Mothership Eve at the SC testing site in the Mojave. Wired.com has the exclusive video, which isn’t anything special, but it’s nice to see Virgin is puttering right along. Hit the jump to check out the video. Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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.

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  • 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