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Red Lorry Yellow Lorry hires head of media PR.

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, the media and telecoms specialist, has appointed Jon Short as head of media PR in its UK office. Short will head accounts including digital media distribution agency Avid and broadcast specialist Nevion. He brings 20 years' broadcast experience to the agency.

Fusion Garage, the software and hardware developer, has launched its Joojoo internet tablet. The launch places the gadget as the only tablet computer available to buy in the UK.

The device was launched last month in the US and features a 12.1-inch screen, Flash support and USB connection.

Thus and Demon, brands within the Cable & Wireless Worldwide group, have appointed 3 Monkeys Communications following a four-way competitive pitch. The agency will be responsible for supporting a new market focus for Thus and relaunching Demon. The agency will manage a brand, b2b and digital campaign for both businesses.

iRobot, the US-based robot designer, has brought in Lewis PR to handle its media relations in the UK and European markets. The company develops robotic products for consumers in domestic environments, as well as working on products for military reconnaissance missions.

We7, the UK music streaming service, has selected Hotwire to raise the brand's profile and increase user numbers in the UK market. The site, which added an iPhone app and ad-free subscription service this year, acts as a competitor to sites such as Spotify.

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