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LinkedIn Announces Acquisition Of News Aggregator Pulse For $90 Million

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Can InPulse find that gap in the market provided by the shuttering of Google Reader? LinkedIn has finalised its sale with Pulse, it announced yesterday. The social network for networkers paid $90 million for the news aggregator, around $10 million less than was originally thought. Deep Nishar, LinkedIn's SVP...
LinkedIn Announces Acquisition Of News Aggregator Pulse For $90 Million

The Stupid Rise Of The Subscription Condom Startup

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I love me some subscription commerce. Whether it be getting new underwear sent to me in the mail, or having someone pick out shirts for me, I love the idea of paying a flat fee and having shit just show up at my doorstep once a month. It’s even better...
The Stupid Rise Of The Subscription Condom Startup

New Hybrid Solar Cells Harness More Of The Sun’s Light Spectrum

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Scientists at the University of Cambridge in the UK have found a way to improve the efficiency of photovoltaic cells by as much as 25% through harnessing more of the sun’s spectrum than most traditional silicon-based solar cells can. The new design, developed at the university’s Cavendish Laboratory in the...
New Hybrid Solar Cells Harness More Of The Sun’s Light Spectrum

It’s official: Path closes $30M funding round

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After a month of rumors surrounding a funding round being picked up by mobile social networking startup Path, the company has finally closed the deal and officially announced that it has raised more than $30 million in Series B financing. The round was led by Redpoint Ventures, and includes a...
It’s official: Path closes $30M funding round
Codecademy gets Ruby on Rails

Justin Bieber to blast into space with Virgin Galactic

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Freshly enrolled in Richard Branson's space programme, singer tweets he would like to make music video in zero gravityThere is a place where no customs officials will query your monkey, where no neighbours will complain about your driving, where there are no paparazzi to fight with, where your tour bus...
Justin Bieber to blast into space with Virgin Galactic

Ex-Virgin Exec Shares What He Learned Working For Richard Branson

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When Alexis Dormandy was hired by Virgin Group at age 24, he got to work directly with Sir Richard Branson himself. By age 26, he was running Virgin Mobile, and all of Virgin's new businesses at 28. "I would describe the experience as, if you learn a lot by making mistakes,...
Ex-Virgin Exec Shares What He Learned Working For Richard Branson

FAA grants Virgin Galactic permit for powered tests, becomes Sir Richard's BFF

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Virgin Galactic is one step closer to relieving WhiteKnightTwo of its babysitting gig. The FAA has given the Branson bunch permission to switch on SpaceShipTwo's rocket-powered motors mid-flight. The upcoming trials could open up the doors to getting at least 500 lucky people total ballers out of the Mojave...
FAA grants Virgin Galactic permit for powered tests, becomes Sir Richard's BFF

MaiTai: Richard Branson invites Silicon Valley elite to kiteboard on Necker Island

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A group of twenty Silicon Valley investors, entrepreneurs and professional kiteboarders were invited by Sir Richard Branson to spend the first week of January on his private island in the Caribbean: Necker Island. Hosted by Austrian entrepreneur Constantin Bisanz, this was the most exclusive of all MaiTai events to date...
MaiTai: Richard Branson invites Silicon Valley elite to kiteboard on Necker Island

Boeing 787 set for first biofuel-powered flight tonight

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Biofuel in planes is hardly a new idea, but when Boeing's latest and greatest aircraft gets in on the green game, we take notice. That's right, a ANA 787 Dreamliner is currently preparing to take off from Everett, Washington this evening and will make its way across the Pacific...
Boeing 787 set for first biofuel-powered flight tonight

Virgin Media's Usain Bolt ads banned

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Watchdog rules claims about broadband speed in cable firm's multimillion-pound TV push are misleadingThe advertising watchdog has banned Virgin Media's multimillion-pound TV campaign featuring Usain Bolt, ruling that the cable firm could not deliver on a promise relating to superfast broadband.Virgin Media's high-profile TV campaign consists of a series of...
Virgin Media's Usain Bolt ads banned

NASA's GRAIL spacecraft begin the process of staring way too hard at the moon

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NASA's overall initiatives may be throttled, but the Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft haven't heard of any such limitations. These guys have officially started their collection mission, orbiting the moon for the next 80-some-odd days in order to obtain a high-resolution map of the lunar gravitational field. Why?...
NASA's GRAIL spacecraft begin the process of staring way too hard at the moon
Sir Richard's crossdressing adventure ain't no drag

Sources Say Richard Branson Has Joined Dave Morin’s Slow Ventures

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Amen, the ‘strong opinions’ app that’s making waves and has high profile investors like Ashton Kutcher, released a new version of its iPhone app http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amen/id468064893?mt=8 this week. It’s staying deliciously simple but Version 1.5 of the app added some long needed new features. It also took in a fresh $1m...
Sources Say Richard Branson Has Joined Dave Morin’s Slow Ventures

An Escape Velocity Bookshelf

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I just used Amazon to build an Escape Velocity Bookshelf (amazon affiliate link). You’ll recall that I’ve been very big on escape velocity (the ability to leave a situation that isn’t helpful or desired) for a little while now. It’s actually my big thing for 2010-2011 (and maybe beyond). My...
An Escape Velocity Bookshelf

Google donates just 90 seconds' profit to charity policing child abuse

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Internet giant pledged only £20,000 to Internet Watch Foundation last year, despite multibillion-dollar turnoverGoogle donated little more than £20,000 last year to the charity responsible for policing child abuse images online - the equivalent of 90 seconds' profit for the internet firm.The search giant was one of a number of...
Google donates just 90 seconds' profit to charity policing child abuse

Virgin Media adds a YouTube channel to TiVo's guide, ensures you can't escape kitty clips

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Annoyed that YouTube had reached Freesat boxes and not just TiVo? Worry not, for Sir Richard and his chums at Virgin Media are on their way with a basket of soothing balms. Your DVR's EPG will soon feature baked-in YouTube results along with regular TV listings, giving easier access...
Virgin Media adds a YouTube channel to TiVo's guide, ensures you can't escape kitty clips

Shopping Aggregators, Now With More Heart

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Rootz has a big heart. And it wants you to buy in to its idealism.It calls itself a place that "makes it fun, easy and rewarding to discover, shop and share the trendiest cause-related brands and products under one roof."The idea is that "shoppers get real 'change' for their dollar"...
Shopping Aggregators, Now With More Heart

Is Cable & Wireless Worldwide more than just a dumb pipe?

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New chief executive Gavin Darby faces tough choices as he considers a possible bid from Vodafone or a turnaround attemptIs Cable & Wireless Worldwide a provider of high tech communications solutions to the UK's largest businesses and public sector organisations, or just a dumb pipe?The question is an important one...
Is Cable & Wireless Worldwide more than just a dumb pipe?

Virgin Mobile to carry iPhone from today, Sir Richard does his best Fonz impression

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Virgin Mobile is offering the iPhone to its prepaid customers as of today. The Sprint-owned subsidiary is using the event to kickstart a new retail strategy that will see the company open branded retail stores in Chicago -- with a nationwide rollout dependent upon its success. Since all carriers...
Virgin Mobile to carry iPhone from today, Sir Richard does his best Fonz impression

Virgin Media begins pushing its broadband to 120Mbps, much to Usain's delight

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If you're one of Virgin Media's top-tier internet customers, you may soon see your service getting a little speedier. The Branson-backed company is boosting its top speed from 100Mbps to 120Mbps, thanks to a £110 million ($169 million) infrastructure investment. The majority of the network -- around 60 percent...
Virgin Media begins pushing its broadband to 120Mbps, much to Usain's delight

Space, Scotland's final frontier?

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Is Sir Richard Branson looking for a European space base?...
Space, Scotland's final frontier?
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