1980- The first online newspaper was released. Fiber-optic cable was introduced as well as hypertext links to the Web. CDs were introduced and Microsoft Windows launched, as well as Compaq laptop.
1990 - There was the rise of radio talk as well as independent film. The Web expanded online news. Direct Broadcast Satellite was launched as well as Microsoft Internet Explorer. DVDs were introduced, replacing VHS.
2000+ - Instant updates regarding news are released to the public. Use of cellphones and cellular technology increased. Instant message services introduced. The dominance of newspaper chains and media conglomerates. Satellite radio was launches and TV standard changed to digital. Youtube and Google were launched.