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This looks good

Free, all day event in London for creatives:

Creative Juice
Creative companies and individuals based in London are being offered a unique opportunity to develop their business skills, gain a better understanding of how to put their creative skills to the best use of their businesses, and how to maximise the revenue derived from their talents.

Day includes:
* Brainstorming techniques
* Selling creativity workshop
* Social tools for creativity
* Managing the creative process
* Recruiting and retaining creatives
* Inspiration instigation – where ideas come from
* Advice on IP and contract law
* Management and leadership

More details here.

The next thing in search?

Searchme: it’s rather beautiful, with touches of Quintura’s visual approach to search, similarities with Maholo’s categorisation and a Mac-esque interface. Launched yesterday in private beta (sign up for an account on the home page) it’s already beginning to gather interest from the likes of TechCrunch and BoomTown.

Searchme demo

Yet, however good any search engine, however great the interface, technology, returned results or usability, the hardest thing to still overcome is the massive brand awareness of Google.