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  • 'Krrish 3′ Backer Cinema Capital Partners With Virgin Produced

    Richard Branson's Virgin is partnering with India-based Cinema Capital Venture Fund and Tantrik Group to enter the Hindi film scene. Based in Mumbai, Virgin Produced India will develop, produce and distribute Bollywood films and remake Hollywood...
  • Discovery of Earth-like planets should be a Sputnik moment

    When “Star Trek” showed Capt. James T. Kirk writing on a handheld, touch-sensitive electronic notepad in 1967, most computer scientists, not to mention most viewers, thought it was absurd — a fun flight of fancy, yes, but certainly not...
  • NBCU, Virgin Galactic team up to broadcast 3-hour space journey on 'Today'

    NBCU, Virgin Galactic team up to broadcast 3-hour space journey on 'Today'
    NBCUniversal is about to test the upper limit of the atmosphere, or at least its ability to appeal to TV viewers In a pact that clearly aims to create another universal TV moment like the 1969 telecast of Neil Armstrong stepping foot on the surface of...
  • Virgin America Turns Pre-Flight Safety Videos into Entertainment

    As more brands get into the entertainment business by producing their own films, TV shows and web series, Virgin America is showing that even the mundane safety video some airlines show on their planes can be fun to watch. Virgin Produced, Richard...
  • NBC Greenlights Space Competition Show from Mark Burnett

    For its next reality show, NBC is heading to space -- literally. The Peacock has announced a deal for "Space Race," a competition series from Mark Burnett's One Three Media. Program will allow everyday people to compete for a chance to win a trip to...
  • Mark Burnett, Richard Branson's reality TV show prize? Space travel

    NBC is hoping to get a space-travel reality show off the ground this time.  The network is teaming up with producer Mark Burnett and billionaire Richard Branson to make "Space Race," a competition series that would send the winner up in SpaceShipTwo,...
  • Daniel Porter named head of WME's digital department

    Daniel Porter named head of WME's digital department
    Daniel Porter, the former chief executive of the mobile game studio OMGPOP, has been named head of talent agency WME's digital department, the company said Tuesday. Porter began working out of the Beverly Hills-based agency's New York office on Tuesday....
  • Break from U.S. carriers lifts passenger spirits

     Break from U.S. carriers lifts passenger spirits
    Flying foreign airlines can be so much more pleasant than our domestic options. On a recent KLM flight to Amsterdam, the Dutch airline behaved as if it was in the customer-service industry, not merely transporting a bunch of people from one point to...
  • Dining in the African bush

     Dining in the African bush
    MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya — After an exhausting but exhilarating late afternoon drive into the African bush, we continue our bumpy journey over rocks and fallen branches. Jackson, our driver and guide, expertly maneuvers the four-wheel-...
  • Richard Branson donates to Glendale shelter after Twitter challenge

     
    One tweet led to another and on Wednesday, British business magnate Sir Richard Branson agreed to donate $2,000 to Glendale's winter shelter, which has been hitting its 80-bed capacity nightly despite a bare-bones budget....
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill to help space industry in California

     
    Just minutes before the retired space shuttle Endeavour was flown over the state Capitol on its way to a Los Angeles museum, Gov. Jerry Brown announced that he signed legislation to give a boost to the commercial space-travel industry in California....
  • MySocialCloud, startup launched at USC, is sold to Reputation.com

    MySocialCloud, startup launched at USC, is sold to Reputation.com
    Digital-footprint tracker Reputation.com announced this week that it acquired password manager MySocialCloud, a startup born at USC two years ago.    Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it appears to be a significant achievement for...