10 things we learned this week

Apple's copyright triumph, Mark Carney's name-alike and Fed bosses attend the University of the Blindingly Obvious.

by Emma Haslett

1. Samsung once claimed Apple ‘doesn’t own beautiful and sexy’. It was wrong

2. Network Rail’s chief executive-elect is Mark Carne: a bit like Bank of England boss Mark Carney, but not as well paid

3. US Fed bosses agree that the consequences of a US default would have been ‘potentially catastrophic’. You don’t say…

4. The market for western fast food chains in India is expected to be worth $1.2bn by 2016

5. ‘Facebook twins’ Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss (collectively: Winklevii) claim to own 1% of all Bitcoins

6. Not even Radiohead miserablist-in-chief Thom Yorke is immune to Comparethemarket.com’s Meerkat speak

7. It turns out Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary is occasionally willing to admit defeat…

8. Paul Flowers: so similar in appearance to Withnail & I’s Uncle Monty, we're not sure why we didn't spot it earlier

9. Britain is not really ‘on the way to having a "Big Seven"’ energy providers

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here

Email: mtsupport@haymarket.com

Call: 020 8267 8121

Register

FREE

  • Up to 4 free articles a month
  • Free email bulletins

Register Now

Become a subscriber

From £66 a quarter

  • Full access to managementtoday.co.uk
  • Exclusive event discounts
  • Management Today's print magazine
  • Plus lots more, including our State of the Industry Report.

Choose a Package