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
Last Updated: 22 Nov 2013

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

10. In September, public debt hit 75.9% of GDP – the highest it’s ever been

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