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

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