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10 things we learned this week

King's Candy Crushed, Goldman's talent problem, British songsters rule the world.

by Jack Torrance
Last Updated: 04 Dec 2015

1. Candy Crush maker King Digital Entertainment has been acquired for $18 (£12) per share, some way below the $22.50 it floated at. 

2. Goldman Sachs is no longer the ultra-powerful talent magnet it once was. 

3. One in seven music albums sold globally last year was by a British artist. 

4. San Franciso locals are less supportive of tech companies than you might imagine.

5. People can’t get enough of Marks & Spencer’s food, but the same can’t be said of its clothes.

6. TalkTalk’s recent cyber attack affected ‘just’ 4% of customers. That’s alright then...

7. The commodities crunch has weighed heavily on mining giant Glencore, which still owes $25bn in net debt.

8. Sugar doesn’t always make the medicine go down. 

9. Even Amazon isn’t blind to the value of a good bricks-and-mortar bookshop.

10. The nation’s electricity supply is about to get a whole lot more volatile.

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