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A very merry Christmas for Apple

Tony Wagner Dec 30, 2014
$8 million

The University of Michigan is expected to announce a deal Tuesday that would make Jim Harbaugh its next head football coach. In addition to his career on the field as a Michigan All-American and as an NFL player, Harbaugh has coached for Stanford University and the San Francisco 49ers. He will earn a pro-football level salary, partly because that’s what it takes to land someone with his credentials. Some estimate his new salary will be in the range of $6 million to $8 million. 

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The parts released so far in the Intercept’s exclusive and (ahem) serialized interview with Jay Wilds, a key figure in the investigative podcast “Serial.” Host Sarah Koenig couldn’t get Wilds on tape in her reporting, but he’s speaking out now that “Serial” has concluded its first season, giving his side of the cold case Koenig was exploring.

51.3 percent

In its annual Christmas report, Flurry found that 51.3 percent of devices activated over the holiday were Apple products. This compared with 17.7 percent for Samsung, and 5.8 percent for Nokia, according to a report by Tech Crunch.

60 million

The rough number of page views the various sites owned by Emerson Spartz rack up in a month. That’s according to a recent New Yorker profile, which paints Spartz as the boy king of “viral content.”

94 percent

That’s the percentage global investment in Japan is down this year; the smallest annual amount since 2008. As Bloomberg reports, the dwindling numbers are mostly due to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “Abenomics,” which have sent Japan into a recession.

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