CT Tech/Media News – Venan Entertainment, PASSUR Aerospace, March 9 online video networking ev

In This Issue – Venan Entertainment Spotlight, PASSUR Aerospace’s ups Dunsky and White, March 9th Event, Featured Opportunities, Jobs, and More.

Startup Spotlight

Venan Entertainment, a Cromwell-based video game publisher/developer for cell phones and other portable platforms, base their standard-setting games off of original IP in addition to partnering with entertainment companies such as Sega, Comedy Central, THQ and Warner Music Group to help mobilize their brands on the mobile market. Founded nearly 9 years ago by Philip Taksen and Brandon Curiel, Venan’s ranks are filled by gaming fanatics and communication technology vets they have partnered with since 1995.

Tech News

Connecticut Technology Council released its 2011 public policy agenda for governmental and economic development group consideration. Some of the business trade association’s key focus points call for more support of high growth firms, Connecticut innovations and the building of an “innovation eco-system.” CTC will publish another document later in March going more into depth in each of the eight areas in which the Agenda issued “big picture” recommendations. 

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Software News

Investment and financial software firm SS&C Technologies’ TimeShareWare Professional has been brought in by Salt Lake City’s The Kimball to manage front desk, reservations, owner accounting and credit card processing. The Windsor company’s TimeShareWare .NET software solution will also be used to handle online reservation access for Kimball timeshare owners.

Fresh from the e-press, West Cornwall’s One Eleven Software has published a new e-book, The New Rules of Sampling: How to Create an E-Sampling Strategy to Reach Prescribers Directly, geared towards aiding biotech and pharma companies to better understand how e-sampling can be utilized and its effectiveness maximized.

Some interesting tidbits about how Connecticuters lost $3.3 million last year to Internet-related crime…A new, just released report from the joint FBI-National White Collar Crime Center’s Internet Crime Complaint Center shows that identity theft and online auction fraud were the most common grievances out of the 2,551 complaints (1% of total) recorded in 2010. Interesting facts…majority of the CT victims were 40-59-year old men and 13.7% of complaints were from California. One of the key issues was a lack of sufficient security software. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Management Moves

Stamford’s PASSUR Aerospace had a busy executive period upping two and bringing in one new hire. The business intelligence software company promoted Ron Dunsky to Senior Vice President/Marketing and Communications and Tom White to Senior Vice President/Technology and Air Traffic Management. Christopher W. Maccarone was named as Vice President/Airline Performance from his previous position as Managing Director/Performance Analysis at Northwest Airlines. 

Featured Job Opportunity

Make that job opportunities! Tim Hunter Digital is looking for freelance 3D Studio Max Artists and Motion Graphics Artists with 3+ years of in-studio experience to work in the company’s Stamford office for a wide variety of digital media projects.

Job Opportunities

Web Designer/Developer. Save the Children. Westport, CT

Senior Software Engineer (Web), Software Engineer and 2D Artist. Venan. Cromwell, CT

Vice President – Mobile Multimedia Strategy. NewNet Communication Technologies. Shelton, CT

Software Engineer – Web Application Java Developer. GE Energy. Plainville, CT

SVP Software Engineering. Clayton Holdings. Shelton, CT

Desktop Software Associate. Keane. Westport, CT

Expert SQL Developer. Chateaux Software. Westport, CT

Software Developer. Oracle – EPM Financial Close Domain. Stamford, CT

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