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Brighton companies loomed large at this month’s national E-Learning Age Awards, with Brightwave, Kineo and Epic scooping gold in 5 categories between them, and Edvantage a silver. More here.

Other companies having a good month include BTV post , whose post-production facilities have been ranked 1st in the South East, Man Bites Dog PR, who win a tender to handle PR for the Technology arm of accountancy giants KPMG, and TalkWeb, whose interactive work for Channel 4’s Ivy4Evr with fellow Wired Sussex member Blast Theory continues apace.

Hearty congrats too to Darren Fell and the team at Crunch, who this month have announced a second round of investment from Bebo co-founder Paul Birch and former Skype Chairman Michael van Swaaij, valuing the company at £4m.

Exciting news for Brighton as TedxBrighton opens its doors with a confirmed cast of speakers including icrossing’s Anthony Mayfield and Greg Hadfield of Cogapp. More here.

And finally hooray for Mind Orchard’s Sharma, who wins a cheque for £100 for taking part in a questionnaire on the future of New England House for consultants DCA. Cheers!
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bbc animation The BBC have told us they are looking for a suitable location outside London to set up a new animation studio. With its strength in the animation sector, 2 top-class universities and position just a short(ish!) hop by train from London, Brighton could be in with a chance. But do you see this development as a good or bad move by the BBC? Or do you think it is not in the interests of independent animation studios? Let us know whether you think we should be pitching Brighton to the BBC or not. Get in touch and tell us what you think.
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Videogames are in the hands of the masses, but are they getting the games they want to play? At Relentless Software we create games that appeal to more than the hardcore gamer. We design social and innovative games that everyone can enjoy without facing a steep learning curve.

The job description says “As Technical Director for the technology team you’re responsible for the technical strategy and delivery of our core platform technology used to support the needs of the game teams.” Now that’s a lot of technology but you can see that we need someone with excellent knowledge of game tech. Not only that, we’ve got an energetic and talented team who you’ll need to lead. If you’d like to do all this, work closely with our game teams and help set strategy, get in touch.
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Uni of Sussex Star E-Learning Student
University of Sussex
For the second year running, we’ve been proud sponsors of this award for the most outstanding student on the University of Sussex’s E-Learning Post Graduate Certificate Course. So without further ado (ahem) we’d like to extend an enormous pat on the back for Colin Clark, this year’s deserved winner. We look forward to handing over an oversized cheque at the award ceremony in January! If you are interested in how the course can help you or your business, you can find more details here.
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Enterprise Thursday – David Curry, LSM

Brighton & Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex – Thursday 25 Nov 2010 – 5.30 – 8pm

Brighton-based animation studio Le Singe Media’s founder and CEO, David Curry, will be speaking at this week’s meeting on how to keep your creative edge in the face of global competition. For the uninitiated, Enterprise Thursdays are free and open events held on the University of Sussex’s campus with the aim of promoting entrepreneurship to all students, staff, alumni and the local business community. You can sign up to guarantee your place here
Upcoming Events

November 24 - Likemind Brighton Letter Lounge
November 24 - Cine-City Screening
November 24 - dotBrighton
November 25 - Enterprise Thursday - Creative Edge
November 25 - WriteClub
November 26 - South Coast Design Forum
November 27 - Cine-City Screening

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dotBrighton – the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month

Check out our events calendar to find out about all local events this month and, if you have an event you would like to promote, you can add it here.
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We are looking for a web site that we can content manage (Wordpress?) with up to 5 pages in size. We may also require an on-line payment facility such as Paypal but this is not essential for start up. All logos and web site content will be supplied in Doc, EPS, or Illustrator files. The company has a registered domain and hosting will be made available prior to making the site live. Anyone interested in discussing this project should contact us by email.
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