10 things we learned this week

Pirates' Game of Thrones penchant, the £140m apartment and why there are so many Glassholes.

by Emma Haslett
Last Updated: 02 May 2014

1. Game of Thrones is the most pirated TV programme in the world: it accounts for a quarter of all illegal downloads

2. Someone was willing to pay £140m for a view of H&M and a colour scheme MT will generously describe as ‘macchiato’

3. A survey reckons wearable tech was worth $8bn (£4.7bn) last year. That’s a lot of Glassholes

4. The number of people subscribing to Sky hasn’t dropped for 15 years

5. Indian steel tycoon – the richest man in Britain, that bloke – was once told that he was ‘not welcome in France’. Talk about Gallic hospitality…

6. Jamie Oliver needs to try harder: Brits spend almost £30bn a year on takeaways

7. Twitter made less than a dollar per user in ad revenues in the last quarter

8. There’s a body set up specifically to govern ‘alcohol responsibility’. Brewdog doesn’t like it

9. Only three chief executives on the FTSE 100 have technology backgrounds

10. Hong Kong has the highest proportion of self-made billionaires in the world

… and 11. MT is, quite literally, ‘high-quality journalism’. Self-promoting? Us?


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