News in brief

• UK-based The Filter has been nominated for ‘The Industry Standard’s‘ Innovation awards, as has Alert Thingy, BBC iPlayer and a few other European players including Netvibes, Xing, Babbel (not bad for a brand new startup), mydeco and Soocial.

• Property search engine Nestoria is partnering with NannyGroup on their MoveNanny and LandLordNanny services which help people through the complicated process of moving or managing a property.

• Zebtab is partnering with and Bizarre magazine for a Zebtab desktop channel which sends users breaking news and video content.

• Moviestorm has upped the price of its software’s content pack due to “escalating costs”.

eBuddy, the web and mobile instant messaging platform, has appointed two new people to its London sales team. James Males and Lucy Russell join as Advertising Sales Directors.

• Seatwave, the fan-to-fan ticket exchange, has appointed Richard Hurd-Wood as Chief Operating Officer, and UK Managing Director, reporting directly into Founder and CEO of Seatwave, Joe Cohen. Wood has spent the past six years at Camelot (the National Lottery), where he built their online business and subsequently led the successful bid for Camelot’s third National Lottery License. He has previously held roles at Dell and AOL among others.

• Meanwhile, in other industry moves, Huddle has some new interns. Now sort out the air-con people!