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The resignation of Sir Alex Ferguson gave the BBC Sport website its biggest ever non-Olympics week. A total of 17.3million unique UK browsers visited the site, which is now managed from the BBC's MediaCityUK base.

Manchester Digital, the independent trade association for the North West’s digital sector, has named Rachel Thompson as its new events and marketing manager.

Twentysix Search has been appointed by DFDS Seaways UK as its SEO partner after a competitive pitch. The Leeds agency has been tasked with targeting the company's UK outbound passenger routes, including Dover to Calais and Newcastle to Amsterdam, and delivering a seven-figure sum of additional sales and revenue within the current financial year.

A private stand-up gig from Justin Moorhouse is the prize being offered in a new Facebook campaign by Ronseal. The comedian has been signed up by Manchester PR agency Brazen as it launches a new 'Deck Out Your Decking' competition for the Sheffield-based company's 25,000-strong Facebook community.

Video agency, Zut Media has moved from St Helens to Liverpool as it seeks to develop the live webcasting side of its business.
Managing director, Alan Gaffney explained that they would be setting up a studio and interactive video webcasting facility at their new home at Liverpool Innovation Park.

Zen Web Solutions in Rochdale has completed a new website for the Community Transport Association (CTA) charity.
It’s been designed so that passengers kind find their local community transport service anywhere in England.

Manchester-based media group, Hasgrove has announced plans to delist from AIM and buy back £10.25m in shares.
“We are now providing all shareholders with a cash return option at 82 pence per share - a 31% premium to the share price when we sold Amaze in March,” explained Paul Sanders, group chief executive.

David Moyes’ anticipated arrival at Old Trafford as the new manager of Manchester United has been “announced” a little earlier than many would have hoped through Twitter and Facebook.

Football fans will soon be able to access replays and multiple camera angles on their mobile devices, with the introduction of a new wi-fi system at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium.

While this won’t be available immediately, that’s the plan being developed as the club introduces Cisco’s Connected Stadium high density wi-fi system. This will enable thousands of devices to use a high speed internet connection.

Digital agency Livelink has built a new e-commerce platform for Manchester United Soccer Schools (MUSS). The new platform will allow MUSS to extend its reach into a number of countries including Abu Dhabi, India, China, Singapore, Japan, Denmark and Italy, enabling the schools to promote and sell camps locally.

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