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Virgin Birth Claims Examined in New Study
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The Christian story of the birth of Jesus may be the most well-known virgin birth claim in history, but it turns out that such claims are not as rare as we might think. A new study published in this year’s …

Virgin Galactic Accepting Bitcoin for Ticket to Space Virgin Galactic Accepting Bitcoin for Ticket to Space

CNBC reported on Friday that Sir Richard Branson has permitted his space startup, Virgin Galactic, to accept Bitcoin as fare for a flight to space. Branson made the announcement in a blog post at Virgin. “The virtual currency has really …

Justin Bieber Wants To Shoot Video In Outer Space

Justin Bieber has just booked a $250,000 flight to space aboard Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo, and he says he wants to take it a step further. Of course, it’s not going to happen anytime soon, and the flight isn’t …

Best, Worst Airlines of 2013 Ranked by Consumer Reports

Flying can be one of the most unpleasant experiences in life. Even if passengers’ eardrums aren’t bombarded by crying babies or some woman singing Whitney Houston songs, the prices, accommodations, and service can often leave a lot to be desired. …

Google Maps Being Featured On Virgin Flights

The Red Touch-Screen Entertainment Platform Upgrades Include an Open Tab Service, Next Gen Google Maps and the First-Ever Digital In-Flight Shopping Platform. With this latest upgrade, travelers access to a host of new amenities, including next generation, enhanced terrain view Google Maps, an open tab service for the airline’s one-of-a-kind on-demand menu and the first ever seatback in-flight digital shopping platform.

Everybody’s a Critic
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For years now, the blog has been viewed as a necessary evil from a PR perspective and a direct channel for bad news traveling at light speed. That’s a fair assessment, but the Internet should be viewed as a boon to another aspect of business: quality control.

It used to be there were official critics and official criticisms were published in print, read by subset of subscribers to a specific publication. Now, critics are pretty much everywhere and can publish anywhere, any time.