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Phone chargers for Africa and 3D-printing in space win Branson backing

Solar-powered phone chargers for the developing world, 3D-printed satellites and bespoke shoes for the masses have won the backing of Sir Richard Branson.

By Mar. 13, 2014


Branson on Galactic: We can't afford to kill Tom Hanks or Angelina Jolie

In a frank admission about commercial flight safety beyond Earth, the man behind Virgin's flights into space admits there is no margin for error.

By Feb. 23, 2014


Richard Branson invests in Clinkle's mystery payments product

The startup still hasn't revealed how it's product will work, but it scores a personal investment from the successful entrepreneur and founder of Virgin Group.

By Sep. 26, 2013


Richard Branson on LinkedIn: First to 1M followers

And that's twice as many followers as the first runner-up among LinkedIn Influencers, U.S. President Barack Obama.

By Nov. 30, 2012


Cameron and Branson race to bring urgent attention to oceans

The efforts of James Cameron, the first person to make a solo dive to the ocean's deepest spot, and those by Richard Branson are finally putting ocean exploration in the public eye.

By Mar. 26, 2012


Branson invests in mobile-payment startup Square

San Francisco-based Square has a new investor who is anything but.

By Nov. 8, 2011


With Virgin Oceanic, Branson plans to get deep

Billionaire Virgin impresario wants to pick up where the late Steve Fossett left off and send a deep-sea submersible with a single driver to bottom of Mariana Trench.

By Apr. 5, 2011


A few minutes in the sky with Richard Branson

The Virgin Group billionaire talked to CNET in-flight about why he doesn't see Elon Musk's SpaceX as a competitor and what he thinks BP should do next.

By Jun. 30, 2010


Virgin's Branson does battle with carbon

The fight against rising levels of CO2 demands a "carbon war room," Branson tells an SAP Sapphire audience. It also demands action by the carbon-spewing IT sector.

By May. 18, 2010


Virgin Oceanic sees Richard Branson sink to new depths

Not content with conquering the heavens with commercial spaceflight outfit Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson is taking on the deep, diving into a new venture: Virgin Oceanic.

By Apr. 6, 2011