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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.

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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.

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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.

Visit buzzd.com/m from your BlackBerry to see what’s going on around you right now.

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BlackBerry Partners Fund Invests in buzzd, Digby and WorldMate

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Big news breaking from the always exciting crew over at the BlackBerry Partners Fund!

Following up a busy week where they announced the winners of the BBDC BlackBerry Developer Challenge (Poynt, Strands and BlackBerry Cool 15 winner Nobex) and made two on-the-spot offers to BlackBerry Cool 15 presenters Smrtguard and BeamBerry, the Partners Fund has announced investment in three more BlackBerry developers: buzzd, Digby, and WorldMate. Here’s a quick rundown of each developer and the investment amount:

    buzzd, a location-sensitive city guide and social network for mobile devices, has raised $3.2 million in a Series A Preferred Stock financing with BlackBerry Partners Fund, Greycroft Partners, Monitor Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures.

    Digby, a leading mobile commerce service provider, has raised $5.5 million Series B Preferred Stock with the BlackBerry Partners Fund and existing shareholders.

    WorldMate, a company that has paved the way for mobile travel innovation and serves over one million frequent flyers and road warriors around the world, has raised $8 million in a Series C Preferred Stock financing with BlackBerry Partners Fund, Motorola Ventures and AMC Communications.

Congratulations to WorldMate, buzzd and Digby! You can read the full press release after the jump, with statements from key Partners Fund members and representatives of the respective development companies.

Continue reading ‘BlackBerry Partners Fund Invests in buzzd, Digby and WorldMate’

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