10 things we learned this week

Humungous Tinfoil Catamarans, Oprah's failed TV career and Larry Ellison's penchant for interpretive dance.

by Emma Haslett
Last Updated: 30 Aug 2013

1.HTC stands for ‘High Tech Computer’ (or Humongous Tinfoil Catamaran. Or Hipster Troll Carwash…)

2. The world’s most innovative company isn’t Apple or Facebook – it’s the relatively unheard-of Salesforce.com

3. Former Bank of England governor Mervyn King is a big fan of German writer and politician Goethe

4. Oprah Winfrey was once told she was ‘unfit for television news’

5. A company has been floated on AIM, just in case it is the winning bidder for a network of RBS branches currently up for sale

6. Coca-Cola has had an ad at Piccadilly Circus since 1955

7. The Tories didn’t have an openly gay MP until 2002

8. Businesses in London are getting down and dirty in the garden

9. Oracle chief exec Larry Ellison is a fan of interpretive dance

10. Traders have bet against Mark Carney’s forecast that interest rates will only begin to fall in 2016

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