10 things we learned this week

The real-life Lex Luthor, Oakley's attempt at high-tech glasses - and why the UK is the go-to place for entrepreneurs.

by Emma Haslett
Last Updated: 28 Mar 2014

1. Mark Zuckerberg might actually be the next Lex Luthor

2. Oakley and Ray Ban parent company Luxottica Group has already had a go at high-tech glasses. It was called the Oakley Thump and it looked like something out of Jurassic Park

3. We’re getting popular: demand for Britain’s special visa for entrepreneurs has risen from 40 applications in 2008 to 1,321 in 2013

4. Since Farmville creator Zynga floated in early 2012, its value has risen as high as $12bn and dropped as low as $4.2bn (which is about its value now) 

5. A year after it launched, the London Stock Exchange’s high growth segment, designed specifically for tech firms, is about to get its first listing: Just Eat

6. 30 million pension policies were sold between the 1970s and 2000

7. The ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers have a whopping 95% of the energy market

8. There are still 48 FTSE 250 companies without a woman on their board (of which, Lord Davies, IG Group is not one)

9. ‘Dogecoin’ is a thing. Very irony. Wow.

10. Dixons share prices have risen by 75% since the beginning of last year. Not bad for a company that was once seen as a retail dinosaur

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