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Virgin signs Geek Gods

The Bookseller – 2012-01-10

Virgin Books has bought a title about unlikely online powerhouses, entitled Geek Gods: Fear,...

Virgin relaunches W H Allen imprint

The Bookseller – 2011-10-12

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 12/10/2011 - 14:15 Ebury Publishing imprint Virgin Books is reviving its W H Allen imprint, publishing a list of six popular history, politics,...

Virgin buys rights to Material World

The Bookseller – 2011-09-15

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Thu, 15/09/2011 - 15:15 Virgin Books has acquired a title by craft journalist Perri Lewis, which will enlist the world’s top makers to explore different...

Virgin buys Palin book

The Bookseller – 2011-09-09

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 09/09/2011 - 11:17 Virgin Books has acquired a title about US political firebrand Sarah Palin, written by Joe McGinniss. Publishing director Ed...

MoM's Moore moves to Virgin

The Bookseller – 2011-09-07

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 07/09/2011 - 08:52 Virgin Books has appointed Kate Moore, currently Michael O'Mara commissioning editor, to the role of editorial director....

Virgin's iPad magazine Project tweaked after reader survey

Media Week – 2011-08-26

Virgin's iPad-only magazine Project has scrapped some digital tricks to streamline its user interface, after user feedback revealed readers wanted the title's features to showcase their tablets'...

Former Virgin Media executive to head Abu Dhabi Media Company

Guardian – 2011-06-08

Malcolm Wall to join state-owned business spanning TV, press, radio and digital in SeptemberMalcolm Wall, the former Virgin Media executive, is to join the Abu Dhabi Media Company (ADM) as its new...

Virgin acquires "definitive" Lennon biog

The Bookseller – 2011-03-18

Publication Date: Fri, 18/03/2011 - 10:23 Virgin Books has acquired a "definitive" biography of John Lennon, to be published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of his 1971 song Imagine. Virgin...

Virgin acquires Tatty Devine

The Bookseller – 2011-03-09

Publication Date: Wed, 09/03/2011 - 14:45 Virgin Books has acquired a title by the founders of cult jewellery brand Tatty Devine. Virgin Books editor Hannah Knowles bought world rights to the book,...

Virgin Media to buy back £375m shares

Yahoo – 2010-07-28

Virgin Media, the cable TV and broadband group 6.5pc owned by Sir Richard Branson, will buy back £375m of its shares this year in a show of confidence after it signed-up a record number of new...

Virgin Media to Start $584 Million Buyback Program After Profit Increases

Yahoo – 2010-07-28

Virgin Media Inc. , the U.K.’s second-largest pay-television company, said it will start a share buyback program after operating profit advanced and it completed its refinancing program.

Virgin Media to Spin Off Content Business

Computer Business Online via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News – 2009-03-10

UK cable network operator Virgin Media is planning to sell its content business and has appointed UBS to advise it on the sale.

Earnings roundup: Virgin Media, DineEquity

AP via Yahoo! Finance – 2009-02-25

Shares of the cable and telecommunications company Virgin Media Inc. made gains Wednesday, helped by fourth-quarter results that showed lower customer turnover.

Q4 ad revenue up 10% at Virgin Media content arm

Media Week – 2009-02-25

LONDON - Virgin Media's content operation, which includes channels such as Living and its share in UKTV, increased ad revenue by 10% year on year in Q4 2008.

Virgin Media prepares to offload its content division

Media Week – 2009-02-24

LONDON - Virgin Media is expected to begin the sale of its content division, said to be worth about £500m, within weeks.

Virgin Media to press ahead with Phorm

Guardian Unlimited – 2008-12-24

The controversy over tech firm Phorm continued today as the boss of Virgin Media promised to press ahead with its targeted online advertising technology. Asked whether Virgin Media will now...

Virgin Media names Jerry Elliott as its CFO

INO News – 2008-12-18

(AP:NEW YORK) U.K. cable and telecommunications company Virgin Media Inc. on Thursday named Jerry Elliott as chief financial officer, effective Jan. 5, 2009.

Virgin Media to axe 2,200 jobs by 2012

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2008-11-11

Cable group Virgin Media said on Tuesday it will cut 2,200 jobs by 2012 in a restructuring that will save 120 million pounds per year.

Virgin Media considers selling content unit: FT

Reuters via Yahoo! News – 2008-11-07

British cable operator Virgin Media is considering selling its content division, the Financial Times said on Friday.

Virgin considers content unit sale

Financial Times – 2008-11-06

Virgin Media is considering selling off its content division, which includes the channels Virgin 1, Dave and Watch, the Financial Times has learned.

Virgin Media names Allen, Rigsby to its board

AP via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-09-10

Virgin Media Inc., an entertainment and communications company, on Wednesday named former ITV PLC Chief Executive Charles Allen to its board of directors.

DJ pair JK and Joel leave Virgin Radio

Guardian – 2008-09-01

JK and Joel are to leave Virgin Radio less than a year after joining the station, to be replaced by Jo Russell, one half of Trent FM's Jo & Twiggy show. By John Plunkett

Virgin Comics Shut Down

Publishers Wekly – 2008-08-26

Virgin Comics, the 2006 international joint venture between Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and the India-based comics publisher Gotham Entertainment, is being shut down.

Virgin Media's Head Of Marketing James Kydd To Leave By Sep

Nasdaq – 2008-08-08

LONDON -(Dow Jones)- U.K. television and telephony company Virgin Media Inc. ( VMED) said Friday that James Kydd, managing director of brand and marketing, will leave the company by the end of...

Bauer's Chris Lawson joins Virgin Radio

Guardian – 2008-07-15

The new owner of Virgin Radio has raided Heat and FHM parent Bauer Consumer Media for the network's head of digital and branding. By John Plunkett

Billy Bob Thornton memoir to Virgin

The Bookseller – 2012-03-23

Virgin Books has acquired a memoir by actor, musician and screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton, A Cave...

The Virgin editor - Branson to edit free papers

Guardian – 2012-08-15

Sir Richard Branson is to edit one day's editions of the free newspaper Metro. (That's Metro International's titles, not the one that is distributed in Britain).The founder of the Virgin Group, which...

Virgin Megastore files for bankruptcy in France

The Bookseller – 2013-01-09

Virgin Megastore will file for bankruptcy with the Paris commercial court today (9th January)....

Virgin on the brink in France

The Bookseller – 2013-06-11

French books, music and movies chain Virgin Megastore will almost certainly go into liquidation...

France's Virgin Megastore goes into liquidation

The Bookseller – 2013-06-17

The Paris Commercial Court today brought the final curtain down on the Virgin Megastore chain....

Virgin Books signs Chris Tarrant title

The Bookseller – 2013-07-22

Virgin Books has signed a book from TV presenter Chris Tarrant, exploring his father's...

BT Sport's Clare Balding show boosted by Virgin Media deal

Guardian – 2013-08-16

Flagship programme's audience rises from 1,200 to 14,400 in its second week as cable giant's TV customers gain accessBT's deal to make its sports channels available to millions of Virgin Media TV...

Virgin acquires Francesca Martinez debut

The Bookseller – 2013-08-21

Virgin Books has bought What the F**k is Normal?, a first book by comedian Francesca Martinez....

Virgin Australia Books Full-Year Loss

The Wall Street Journal – 2013-08-30

Virgin Australia swung to a full-year loss as competition intensified and concerns over the Australian economy discouraged domestic travel.

Isaac Newton Died A Virgin And 9 Other Facts About The Brilliant, Bizarre Physicist

The Huffington Post – 2013-10-09

Isaac Newton today is venerated as one of the greatest scientists who ever lived -- the father of classical mechanics and co-creator of calculus. But in his day, Newton was known for many things,...

Virgin Galactic now accepting Bitcoin for future flights into space

Engadget – 2013-11-22

As the value and credibility of Bitcoin continues to skyrocket, Virgin founder Richard Branson now wants to let people use the digital currency to finance a flight into space. Ahead of its first...

Virgin buys inside story of Minecraft

The Bookseller – 2013-11-25

Virgin Books has bought a book that goes behind the scenes of the digital gaming phenomenon...

BEA 2014: Sugar Advisories: JJ Virgin

Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-29

Munching on a “healthy” muffin or drinking a “skinny” latte while reading this article?

Berkley Testing Two Covers for 'Virgin'

Publishers Weekly – 2014-07-01

Hoping to appeal to different audiences, Berkley intends to release one of its major summer releases, "Virgin" by Radhika Sanghani, with two covers and two ISBNs.

Virgin Mobile intros a blank-slate smartphone plan you can customize any way you like

GigaOM – 2014-07-30

Virgin Mobile’s new prepaid plan can be anything you want it to be from a bare-bones emergency calling service to a custom unlimited Facebook plan. Virgin Mobile intros a blank-slate smartphone...

Virgin Galactic's new spacecraft ready next year despite crash

CBC – 2014-11-03

Virgin Galactic could have a new spacecraft ready to fly by next year, the chief executive of Richard Branson's space tourism company said in an interview published on Sunday.

Virgin Galactic CEO sees new spacecraft ready next year

Reuters – 2014-11-03

MOJAVE, Calif., Nov 2 (Reuters) - Virgin Galactic could have a new spacecraft ready to fly by next year, the chief executive of Richard Branson's space tourism company said in an interview published...

Virgin buys business book from basketball coach

The Bookseller – 2014-11-26

Ebury Publishing imprint Virgin Books has acquired a “timeless business book” by a basketball coach. Ed Faulkner, Ebury deputy publishing director, bought UK and Commonwealth rights to Eleven...

Virgin Books signs history of The Who

The Bookseller – 2015-04-29

Virgin Books, an imprint of Ebury Publishing, has acquired the official history of rock band The Who. Editorial director Lorna Russell bought world rights from Robert Rosenberg at Trinifold...

Legend Press launches campaign with Virgin Trains

The Bookseller – 2015-05-01

Legend Press has partnered with Virgin Trains to celebrate its 10 year anniversary and the launch of the Legend Collection, repackaged editions of five of the publisher’s titles.  This is Legend...

Virgin Books signs two from Johannah Basford

The Bookseller – 2015-05-09

Virgin Books, an imprint of Ebury at Penguin Random House UK, has acquired two colouring books from illustrator Johanna Basford. Madeline McIntosh, president of the Penguin Publishing Group,...

Virgin TiVo boxes can now access media stored in the cloud

Engadget – 2015-05-12

Virgin Media customers might be at least vaguely familiar with "Cloud," the company's thoughtfully named cloud storage service. Anyone on Branson's books gets 5GB free, with up to nine other members...

Virgin acquires Drew Barrymore essays

The Bookseller – 2015-05-14

Virgin Books has acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights to Wildflower, a collection of autobiographical essays by actress and producer Drew Barrymore. In the essays Barrymore, who shot to fame as a...

Secrets of “Virgin Nation”: True Love Waits, Silver Ring Thing, and the real story of how evangelicals linked purity to America’s salvation

Salon.com – 2015-06-29

The amazing live performances and films that have talked generations of teens into waiting for marriage

Virgin Mary portrait using elephant dung sells for $4.5 million

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-01

The portrait of the Virgin Mary made partly from elephant dung that famously riled then-New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani when it was exhibited in 1999 sold Tuesday at a Christie's auction in...

Final report on Virgin Galactic crash expected Tuesday

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-28

After a nine-month investigation, federal safety officials plan to announce Tuesday what they believe caused Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, an experimental rocket ship, to break apart high above the...

NTSB to announce cause of fatal Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crash

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-28

After a nine-month investigation, federal safety officials plan to announce Tuesday what they believe caused Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, an experimental rocket ship, to break apart high above the...

How Virgin Galactic's spaceship pilot survived a 10-mile fall back to Earth

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-29

The Halloween morning test flight was the first time that Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo would blast toward the heavens under the power of a new rocket motor.

Virgin Galactic: 'Single human error' led to catastrophic crash, NTSB says

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-29

Pilot error - and a lack of safeguards in place to prevent it - was the main cause of the deadly crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo in a test flight last fall, federal safety officials said...

Virgin Books wins auction for medical detection dogs title

The Bookseller – 2015-09-26

Virgin Books has acquired a title by the founder of Medical Detection Dogs, in a “hotly contested auction”.

'Jane the Virgin' recap: Right on target

Los Angeles Times – 2015-11-25

Let’s talk a little bit about product placement. Recently, “Empire” garnered a lot of attention for a slightly convoluted plot in which one of its characters is filming a Pepsi commercial,...

News UK PR chief Guto Harri to join Virgin Media owner Liberty Global

The Guardian – 2015-12-21

Harri, who has been been at the Sun and Times publisher for three years, will join the telecoms and TV company in mid-FebruaryNews UK PR chief Guto Harri has taken a top communications role at Virgin...

The CW renews nearly its entire lineup, including 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' and 'Jane the Virgin'

Los Angeles Times – 2016-03-12

The CW is putting down roots in West Covina.  On Friday, the network announced that "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" will be returning for a second season, putting to rest (for now) speculation about the fate...

Virgin to publish 'sweary' colouring-in books

The Bookseller – 2016-06-10

Virgin Books is publishing three "sweary" colouring books "of colourful language" from self-published author James Alexander.

Libor scandal thriller to Virgin Books

The Bookseller – 2016-07-02

Virgin Books has acquired the "gripping tale" of the financial scam in which a small group of bankers set out to make a killing with tiny adjustments to Libor.

Virgin America's app has Spotify playlists based on your trip

Engadget – 2016-07-29

Virgin America revealed a major overhaul to its website back in 2014, and now it finally has an app for Android and iOS. As you might expect, the retooled mobile software has a similar look and feel...

Virgin America's New App Puts A Travel Agent In Your Pocket

Fast Company – 2016-07-28

The airline's new app by Work & Co launches in beta this week.Travel agents were among the first casualties of the Internet age, rendered obsolete by websites that let travelers select and book...

Dad's self-published bedtime story ordered by Virgin Atlantic

The Bookseller – 2016-08-09

A devoted dad's self-published bedtime story, about a hot air balloon, a rabbit and an owl, has got off to a flying start after receiving an order for 2,000 copies...

Virgin Books acquires The Airbnb Story

The Bookseller – 2016-10-07

Virgin Books has acquired The Airbnb Story, the first "definitive" book about the $25.5bn-valued company, to publish in spring 2017.

Monday's TV highlights: The CW's 'Jane the Virgin' on KTLA

Los Angeles Times – 2017-05-22

SERIES The Voice The final four artists perform for the judges in Part 1 of the two-part season finale. 8 p.m. NBC Supergirl Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) returns to help Supergirl (Melissa...

'The Beguiled' continues a bond Kirsten Dunst and Sofia Coppola started with 'The Virgin Suicides'

Los Angeles Times – 2017-06-16

Kirsten Dunst didn’t want to kiss anyone. She was 16 and had been playing a young innocent on-screen for a decade. Now, on the set of Sofia Coppola’s “The Virgin Suicides,” she was supposed...

Irma: Four killed by hurricane in British Virgin Islands, officials say

Yahoo! News – 2017-09-08

Four people have been killed by Hurricane Irma in the British Virgin Islands, officials have said. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency confirmed the deaths in a statement on Friday...

After Irma, Tim Duncan Pens Emotional Plea: 'Don't Forget' The U.S. Virgin Islands

Yahoo! News – 2017-09-10

In an impassioned plea on behalf of his “home,” the hurricane-battered U.S. Virgin Islands, former NBA star Tim Duncan has urged fans and others to not “forget” about the people who are...

Still reeling from Irma, U.S. Virgin Islanders scramble to evacuate ahead of another hurricane

Los Angeles Times – 2017-09-18

At the docks of this Caribbean outpost, families with dogs and cats in carriers waited under a blazing tropical sun beside the wrecks of pleasure boats tossed ashore by Hurricane Irma. Another...

Sir Richard Branson calls for 'Marshall Plan' for British Virgin Islands in wake of hurricanes Maria and Irma

Yahoo! News – 2017-09-19

Sir Richard Branson has called for a "Marshall Plan" to rebuild the British Virgin Islands in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Irma and fears of further damage by Hurricane Maria....

The Breakthrough: How journalists in the Virgin Islands covered the disaster happening to them

Poynter. – 2017-11-10

Editor's note: Poynter is publishing this story in conjunction with ProPublica, which produced this story and podcast.

Virgin Orbit books its first government launch contract

Engadget – 2017-11-17

Today, space company Virgin Orbit announced that it's secured its first launch contract from the Department of Defense. According to TechCrunch, the payload is scheduled to fly in January 2019,...

Jane the Virgin publishes her virgin novel in real life

The Washington Post – 2017-11-28

Life imitates art in this elaborate blending of romance and corporate synergy.

FAA gives Alaska Airlines certificate to complete consolidation with Virgin America

Los Angeles Times – 2018-01-13

The slow disappearing act of Virgin America has completed a crucial step: the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a license that allows Virgin America and Alaska Airlines to operate as one....

Amazon and Virgin Media back sci-fi series of The Feed

The Bookseller – 2018-02-10

Nick Clark Windo's The Feed (Headline) is being turned into a high-end sci-fi TV drama by Amazon and Virgin Media.

Gina Rodriguez on her 'Jane the Virgin' directorial debut: 'I can't wait to see where it leads'

Los Angeles Times – 2018-02-09

Gina Rodriguez, the titular heroine of the CW's "Jane the Virgin, steps behind the camera of the telenovela dramedy to make her directorial debut.

Virgin Galactic completes first powered flight since  fatal crash in 2014 

Yahoo! News – 2018-04-05

Virgin Galactic has completed its first powered flight since a fatal crash nearly four years, a milestone which Sir Richard Branson said brought space ‘tantalisingly close.’ The company has...

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America want your carry-on bags to be 32% smaller

Los Angeles Times – 2018-04-14

If you routinely fly Alaska Airlines or Virgin America, you may have to buy a smaller carry-on bag. The two carriers, owned by the Alaska Air Group, are shrinking the maximum size of carry-on bags by...

'Jane the Virgin' showrunner explains that season finale — and yes, she screamed too

Los Angeles Times – 2018-04-21

The final moments of the Season 4 finale of "Jane the Virgin" brought quite the twist. Showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman explains it.

'Jane the Virgin' star Gina Rodriguez is engaged to boyfriend Joe LoCicero

Los Angeles Times – 2018-08-09

Tyler Honeycutt is one of two former UCLA basketball players who authorities said killed themselves last month.

Virgin Galactic reaches suborbital space for the first time. Now it's closer to flying customers there

Los Angeles Times – 2018-12-14

Virgin Galactic reached suborbital space for the first time in a test flight Thursday, bringing Richard Branson’s company closer to flying its customers beyond Earth’s atmosphere. Thursday was...

Why Wannabe Astronauts Shouldn't Get Too Excited About Virgin Galactic's Flight to 'Space'

Yahoo! News – 2018-12-14

It's not space just because you call it space

Virgin Galactic flies to the edge of space for 1st time, setting the stage for commercial missions

Yahoo! News – 2018-12-13

And just like that, Virgin Galactic made it to space. For the first time in the company's 14-year history, the Richard Branson space outfit has sent one of their suborbital SpaceShipTwo...

New Richard Branson-backed cruise line Virgin Voyages to have 'massive' suites

Yahoo! News – 2019-01-17

Virgin Voyages, the new cruise line backed by Richard Branson's Virgin Group, will have some of the biggest suites at sea.

Under Armour is going to space (for real this time) with Virgin Galactic

Fast Company – 2019-01-24

The new partnership echoes Under Armour’s 2015 brand content play with Ridley Scott’s “The Martian.” Back in 2015, Ridley Scott was preparing to release his newest film...

Virgin threatened to 'kill as many girls as I see' because he couldn't get a girlfriend

Yahoo! News – 2019-01-23

A man is being held in jail in Utah after allegedly posting online about “killing as many girls as I see” because he was a virgin and had never had a girlfriend. Police say Christopher Wayne...

Virgin buys Madness band memoir

The Bookseller – 2019-01-30

Ebury's Virgin Books has acquired world rights in the first book by pop group Madness, to be published to celebrate the group’s 40th anniversary.

I was a 54-year-old virgin (and yes, I saw the movie)

Los Angeles Times – 2019-02-16

Dating was always daunting for me. I was as scared that a woman might say yes as I was scared she might say no. You see, I was a middle-aged virgin. This is probably the moment when you’ll want to...

Virgin Galactic takes crew of three to altitude of 55 miles

Yahoo! News – 2019-02-23

Virgin Galactic's spacecraft reached an altitude of more than 55 miles (88.5 kilometers) on Friday, carrying for the first time a passenger in addition to its two pilots. SpaceShipTwo, built by...

Hutchinson to publish story of Virgin Galactic

The Bookseller – 2019-03-12

Nicholas Schmidle, a staff writer at the New Yorker, is to draw on four years of reporting on Richard Branson’s space tourism company Virgin Galactic for a new book about the venture, to be...

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