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It is not an impact on the epic scale of an asteroid smashing into the Earth and killing off the dinosaurs, but the collision of technology and media is having profound effects on a more modern ecosystem.

Mobile phone networks are becoming a primary source of contant for many people on the planet as well as the super establised platform that is the internet. The internet makes distribution easier and cheaper.

HEADLINES FROM THE BBC NEWS HOMEPAGE
Steve Jobs Quits as Apple chief, Tim Cook will be stepping into his shoes however Tim Cook has already been playing a large part in the company since January, being the main man behind Apples recent success the ipad 2. He was also the man who is widely credited for delivering Apple’s high profit margins.

It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough. It’s technology married with the liberal arts, married with the humanities that yields the results that make our hearts sing.”

Other headlines:

Retweet makes dictionary debut”

“The all seeing app” Smartphones help blind users understand their surroundings.”


 

Propaganda bureau takes control of two Beijing newspapers…

Officials announce move to reporters on Beijing Times and Beijing News, known for bold reporting, at meetings.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/03/chinese-propaganda-bureau-beijing-newspapers

Guardian moves media, education and society sections into main paper

Weekly sections will be printed in main body of the paper rather than as separate supplements.

Gawker vs Fox News: the media battle that divides America

Investigation into TV presenter’s private life is latest episode in bitter rivalry.

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THE FIGHTER

This is one unique American film, it has the most British vibe Iv’e seen from an American film. Director David O’Russell has cleverly combined an American cast with the camera work and techniques of a British drama such as THIS IS ENGLAND. We see very contemporary shots and actor Christain Bale (Dicky Eklund) as a character that has no resembelence to his roles in the Batman films, he plays an ex champion boxer who goes completely off the rails with drugs, fighting and alcohol. His only hope is his younger brother played by Mark Wahlberg ( Mickey Ward) whos everyone hopes will be the next big boxing star. Amy Adams plays a young naive girl similar to the part she plays in Catch Me if You Can, i think her fair hair and petite frame make her very suited to these venerable emotional roles. There is a fight scene in this film that is filmed so effectively it can silence a room in seconds. I strongly recomend this film to anyone who loves contemporary British Films despite it being American.

 “Led by a trio of captivating performances from Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams, The Fighter is a solidly entertaining, albeit predictable, entry in the boxing drama genre.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71l-kIhJ5j8

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