Stephen Hawking Wants in on Virgin Galactic’s Passenger Spaceship

Stephen Hawking wants in on the new Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship. No, he doesn’t want to invest in Richard Branson’s endeavor. He wants to ride on it instead. Helping unveil the new Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo, Stephen Hawking said the world…

Should Entrepreneurs Seek Crowdfunding?

A lot of entrepreneurs in todays landscape must decide whether or not to go the crowdfunding route. If you ask multi-billionaire Richard Branson, you’re probably best off at least considering it. Branson has been an investor in popular crowdfunding platform…

Star Trek’s William Shatner Afraid of Flying?

Virgin CEO Richard Branson gave Captain Kirk the chance to go into space. William Shatner turned him down, and Branson says it’s because Shatner is afraid to fly. Needless to say, this is a tale that beggars belief. Let’s look…

Sharia Law Prompts Beverly Hills Hotel Boycott

The Night Before the Oscars, an annual gala held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, may be hosted at a different venue henceforth, due to the Sultan of Brunei’s ownership of the storied inn. The Motion Picture & Television Fund, which…

Winklevoss Twins Are Going to Space Thanks to Bitcoin and Richard Branson

Following in the footsteps of notable names like Lance Bass, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are pursuing a trip into space–and they are paying their way with bitcoin. “Cameron and I have decided to use our bitcoin to take the plunge,…

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…

Maldives Presidential Election Derailed

A third attempt to hold a presidential election in the Indian Ocean island nation of Maldives was derailed early Sunday, after an order from the Supreme Court delayed a runoff vote scheduled for that day. Former President Mohamed Nasheed won…

New Reality Competition to Launch Winner into Space

Is this the reality competition to end all reality competitions? Well, probably not – but it’s a damn cool idea. Mark Burnett and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic have teamed up to create a new reality show called Space Race, where…

Pictures of Richard Branson in Drag and Other Useful Google Searches Through Glass

Google’s Mike LeBeau and Amanda Rosenberg decided to make a video to show off some of the the useful searches you can do via Google Glass. “One thing that makes Glass awesome is that you can just long press on…

LinkedIn Thought Leaders Present Big Ideas For 2013

Back in October, LinkedIn rolled out a feature that allowed users to follow “thought leaders,” who used their expertise to educate the public about everything from specific industries to U.S. politics. The program ended up being successful enough that in…