And in the real world...ITV, Virgin Media, BBC, Labour, Barclays, Standard Life, Orange, Apple and Digital Britain

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ITV finds itself in the "nightmarish" position of having to find both a chairman and chief executive and must move fast to avoid further damaging speculation, headhunters said yesterday.
Source: The Financial Times

Virgin Media, the US-listed communications company which conducts all its business in the UK, is to get a secondary listing in London.
Source: The Daily Telegraph

Barclays, the notable high street exception in last year's government bailout of the banks, is in talks to buy the banking division of Standard Life.
Source: The Times

Orange, the UK's third largest mobile operator, has pulled off a coup by signing an agreement with Apple to sell its popular iPhone in Britain.
Source: The Financial Times

Cinema-style classifications could be applied to broadband connections so parents can stop children illegal filesharing and looking at pornographic websites, according to the head of one of the UK's largest broadband providers.
Source: The Daily Telegraph

The BBC defended its right to ask the prime minister if he was taking prescription medicines after senior Labour figures rounded on the broadcaster yesterday.
Source: The Financial Times

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Digital marketing executives oversee the online marketing strategy for their organisation. They plan and execute digital (including email) marketing campaigns and design, maintain and supply content for the organisation's website(s).