Google eyes up Virgin Galactic

Oliver Smith
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GOOGLE is reportedly considering taking a stake in Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic as part of the search giant’s plans to extend internet access to remote regions of the world.

Talks between the companies are in an advanced stage and include both a planned joint venture that would combine millions of dollars from Google and Virgin’s space flight technology, and Google acquiring a $30m (£17.8m) stake in the Virgin Galactic holding company, according to Sky News.

Google and Virgin Galactic both declined to comment yesterday.