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Leading experts will be putting Augmented Reality (AR) and its applications under the spotlight at a central Manchester event next month. The event, hosted by Mobile Monday Manchester (MoMoMcr), will will feature a panel of AR experts including chair, Dan Sodegren.

If playing a song can transport you back to the place you first heard it then why not have a location which not only reminds you of a tune, means you can share it too?A north east apps company has come up with a way to do just that.

Mobile web design and build agency Degree 53 has secured investment from a £100,000 Betfred’s founder Fred Done. The agency based at The Sharp Project digital hub, in Newton Heath, east Manchester was started by a former employee of the bookmakers, Andrew Daniels.

SMG Europe has handed Tresamo Media a second social media brief following its work with the first direct arena in Leeds.

Tresamo, which is based in Liverpool, but has opened a second office in Whitby, will be managing the digital media for the York Barbican venue.

A Sharp Project start-up is bringing technology to the taxi service with an App that not only lets you book your taxi, but also track where it is.
The Shout A Cab team say the idea evolved from poor customer service from taxi companies and never knowing if and when the cab would turn up.

Bespoke Internet in Preston has completed a new booking system for hen, stag and party specialists, Awesome Weekends.

The digital agency was appointed by the Blackpool-based business in March this year to automate the system, which was previously done by hand.

RetroFuzz has announced this afternoon that it has acquired fellow Manchester agency, Eskimo Creative.

“We’ve admired Eskimo’s work from afar for a number of years, so we’re delighted to announce this acquisition” said Matthew Kendall, co-founder of RetroFuzz in a statement.

Online advertising start-up, Azullo, has secured a 6-figure investment from Lancashire’s Rosebud Fund.
It follows a similar investment from the North West Fund 4 Digital & Creative in March last year.

The Manchester Evening News has launched a new tablet edition of the newspaper, which readers can subscribe to for £7.99/month
The App, which is available on iOS and Google Play, will be a replica of the print edition, along with picture galleries, on-the-scene videos and a daily news live blog.

Students, teachers and researchers in Myanmar (Burma) are being given access to educational resources through a new University of Manchester e-Library.
The eTekkatho library has been developed and hosted by Mimas the the University and contains online text books, datasets and research papers covering forestry, earthquake maps and reference data from the World Bank.

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