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Relay Ventures (New BlackBerry Partners Fund) Launches $150M Mobile Fund

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The BlackBerry Partners Fund isn’t so much an investment arm of RIM as it is a tech investment fund that invests in North American tech companies. Relay Ventures (the new brand for the BlackBerry Partners Fund), has commenced its second $150M mobile fund. Like its predecessor, the new fund will continue to be an independently managed, platform agnostic, earlystage venture fund with a singular focus on mobile computing.
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mDialog Raises $5 Million Series A Led by BlackBerry Partners Fund

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The BlackBerry Partners Fund is leading a $5 million Series A investment in Toronto startup mDialog. mDialog is building an ad platform that will service OTT platforms (streaming TV and media services such as Roku) as well as smartphones and tablets. The investment could also possibly point to some rumors we’ve heard in the past. More after the break.
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BlackBerry Partners Fund Announces Winners of Best Flash/AIR Apps for PlayBook

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The BlackBerry Partners Fund has been running competitions for the best apps and games that use WebWorks as well as Adobe Flash/AIR. We’ve recently reported on the winners of the WebWorks competition and today the Partners Fund has announced the winners of the best Adobe Flash/AIR apps for the PlayBook. Check out the winners after the jump.
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BlackBerry Partners Fund Selects Most Innovative WebWorks Apps

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The BlackBerry Partners Fund has been searching for the best WebWorks apps (web apps for BlackBerry) and the winners have been selected. The apps are competing for the most innovative BlackBerry WebWorks app for the BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry smartphones (based on the OS 6.0 or higher). Each region had a winner. Click through for more details.
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Guardly Free Personal Security App Goes Live in App World

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Right on the heels of SmrtGuard announcing it has released its panic button feature as a standalone app, Guardly is now available in App World. Keep reading to learn more about this app.
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Guardly Personal Safety App Coming to BlackBerry Next Week

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Guardly CEO Josh Sookman demos the app for iPhone.

Guardly will be launching its mobile personal safety app for BlackBerry next week. The app turns a BlackBerry into a next-generation mobile personal safety service and has been available for iPhone since April. The app is geared towards students, young professionals, travelers, seniors living alone, or anyone who frequently walks alone at night, and people who may find themselves in abusive relationships or faced with medical conditions. Friends and family can also use Guardly to watch over each other during natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, fires, floods and tornadoes.

The app provides 1-tap connection to a trusted safety network via conference call, email, text message, the web and real-time location tracking. Guardly can even auto-dial 911, campus security or other first responders as part of the alert. The app includes a free basic alerting service and a premium version that includes powerful collaboration features.

Interestingly, the founder and CEO, Josh Sookman, is ex-BlackBerry Partners Fund so he clearly knows how to raise money for the startup.

Stay tuned to guardly.com for the app announcement.