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Buzzd Pivots and Becomes LocalResponse for Location-Based Advertising

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Remember Buzzd? The company was particularly cool because it had a big presence on BlackBerry and was often featured by RIM. The company doesn’t seem to have gone anywhere and it looks like the initial funding is gone, but from that a new startup is out called LocalResponse. More after the jump.
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Buzzd updated to include Facebook and Twitter integration

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Buzzd let us know that they have recently updated their application to include Facebook and Twitter integration. Buzzd now features:

  • The ability to socialize: see what others have “buzzd” in the feed section, view photos and profiles.
  • Add/Invite your friends from any address book including Gmail, Hotmail, AOL and others so you can easily share your buzzes.
  • Sort the “buzzdmeter” by category of places – bars/clubs, restaurants, other venues.
  • Post the buzz at a venue and seamlessly update your Facebook and Twitter status.
  • Rate a venue with a thumbs up/down.
  • See who’s at your favorite spots and be in the know before you go.

To grab the latest version of Buzzd, go to Buzzd.com from your BlackBerry browser and click the download link at the top.

The Buzzd service is especially optimized for: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Bronx, NY; Brooklyn, NY; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Montreal, QC; New Orleans, LA; New York City; Oakland, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Portland, OR; Queens, NY; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Seattle, WA; Staten Island, NY; Toronto, ON; Vancouver, ON; Washington, DC.

Buzzd surveys mobile users about etiquette and sex lives

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Over 1,000 buzzd users were surveyed about mobile etiquette in a night club/bar, and the majority said that there was no etiquette whatsoever. While this isn’t breaking news, the survey asks some pretty funny questions and it’s worth reading.

A funny statistic that came from the study shows that 60% of users admitted to drunk dialing and 68% drunk texting. The survey isn’t your standard mobile industry research paper either, it gets really saucy. For example, the study goes on to ask users about their sex lives given the economic downturn.

The survey comes with the announcement of Buzz 1.2 which is now available in App World. New features include:

  • The ability to add their own venues—one of the most requested features from the buzzd community
  • Refine searches by category (e.g. restaurants only or bars & clubs only)
  • Upload profile photos
  • General speed enhancements all around and UI improvements

Click through for the full press release and survey results

BlackBerry LBS app buzzd now with Canadian locales and Storm support

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We’ve written about buzzd several times and today they have some great news for Canadians. buzzd is now optimized for Canadian locales as well as made available to BlackBerry Storm users.

If you haven’t heard, buzzd is a location-sensitive city guide and social network. They have had great success on App World with over 200K downloads in the first 30 days of being available in App World. buzzd is an easy way to discover what’s going on in your city and it leaves you rarely asking “what should we do tonight?”

The social aspects of buzzd mean editorially driven event and venue information, along with up-to-the-minute reviews and ratings from other members of the buzzd community, are available constantly. Users can browse and search continuously updated event feeds, which include pricing, location, and event details as well as the firsthand ratings and reviews posted from the event by other members in real-time.

Event and venue information is courtesy of Citysearch, Flavorpill, Time Out, MyOpenBar, last.fm, Upcoming.org and many other local content providers. User-generated feedback for “real-time” activity about venues and events is also layered at the top of event listings throughout the platform.

Download buzzd by visiting http://mobile.buzzd.com from your BlackBerry browser or download buzzd from your PC.

Buzzd now offered as BlackBerry application in App World

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Previously available only on the mobile Web, buzzd delivers editorially driven event and venue information, along with up-to-the-minute reviews and ratings from other members of the buzzd community. With money from the BlackBerry Partner Fund, buzzd has created a BlackBerry app for their services.

Users can browse and search continuously updated event feeds, which include pricing, location, and event details as well as the firsthand ratings and reviews posted from the event by other members in real-time. Event and venue information is courtesy of Citysearch, Flavorpill, Time Out, MyOpenBar, last.fm, Clubvibes, Upcoming.org and many other local content providers. User-generated feedback for “real-time” activity about venues and events is also layered at the top of event listings throughout the platform.

New Features in the buzzd Application for BlackBerry Smartphones:

• Live Search which helps users find anything from an “Open Bar” to “Chinese Food”
• Compatible with BlackBerry® OS 4.2 and higher (including the BlackBerry® Pearl™ and BlackBerry® Curve™ series, as well as the BlackBerry® Storm™ and BlackBerry® Bold™ smartphones)
• Autodetection of location and proximity-based event recommendations
• Map integration
• Click-to-call venues
• Send events and listings to friends in your address book
• Add events to BlackBerry® Calendar
• Add venues to BlackBerry® Contacts
• Buzz updates also broadcast to Twitter
• Photobuzzing (tagging a photo from the camera to venue/event)
• 1.5 million venues available and over 50,000 events/month across US, UK, Canada

Check out buzzd on App World.

buzzd now lets you connect your profile to your Twitter page

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Are you a buzzd user? buzzd is like a city guide for your mobile phone, featuring listings of local bars, clubs, restaurants and events. buzzd answers “what’s going on around me right now? by delivering content from Citysearch, Time Out, ZAGAT, Flavorpill, Metromix plus real-time updates from your friends and other members of the buzzd community.

You can now connect your buzzd profile to your Twitter page. Any time you post a buzz from where you’re at (a bar, restaurant, event or club), it can automatically be posted to your twitter page. See the buzzd twitter page for examples.

To connect your buzzd profile to your twitter page, follow these easy steps:

1) Sign in to buzzd on your computer

2) Click on “Connected Accounts” on the left-hand side

3) Enter your twitter username & password & test it out at http://buzzd.com/m on your computer or phone

Join buzzd for free by registering your profile on their site
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Visit buzzd.com/m from your BlackBerry to see what’s going on around you right now.