Technology: The Week in Technology

Liberal Democrats team up with Huddle.

The Liberal Democrats are to use Web 2.0 technology to bolster internal comms after teaming up with online storage and workspace host Huddle. The Lib Dems are employing Huddle's 'cloud' system so that more than 1,500 party campaigners and volunteers can connect at a local level to share central campaign materials.

Information Technologists Company has selected the Whiteoaks Consultancy to provide PR support for its Entrepreneurs' Forum.

The agency has been asked to raise awareness of the forum among entrepreneurs in the early stages of their business development. Whiteoaks has also been appointed on a retained basis to manage the PR account for Satellite comms specialist SatCom Global.

Shine Communications has named Mark Pinsent as social media head. Pinsent was formerly a director in Edelman's technology practice and has spent time at Text 100 and Bite Communications. He will work with the agency's digital arm Shine Digital for three days a week.

Bond PR has replaced Hill & Knowlton as NComputing's global agency of record. In addition, Bond PR will be responsible for a global PR campaign that will focus on expanding NComputing's existing position in education and small business, while attempting to accelerate growth in the enterprise market.

Gatwick Airport has begun trialling a comms initiative by actively encouraging customers to provide feedback via social networking platform Twitter. The airport will display messages on information screens at check-in to encourage passengers to contact it via the site.

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