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BlackBerry Partners Fund Invests in buzzd, Digby and WorldMate

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BlackBerry Partners Fund

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.

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WES Exhibitor Spotlight: Digby

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Digby logoDigby is a completely free mobile commerce service. Using the software, you get access to products from stores like Best Buy, Office Max, Godiva, Z Gallerie, Wine.com, and a lot more. They even recently announced that they’ll be selling books from Barnes & Noble, all without having to browse sites not designed for mobile phones. Plus, features like robust search options, descriptions and images of everything in the catalog, the ability to browse and place orders while offline, and more are all included free of charge. Maybe we can look forward to some new partnership announcements at WES…?

Digby to sell Barnes & Noble books

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BookBlackBerry shopping service provider, Digby, has announced that they’ll be carrying Barnes & Noble extensive selection of books in their store now. Digby’s all about letting BlackBerry users get anything their little hearts desire, and B&N is a good way of handling the literary crowd in one fell swoop. Of course, there’s still DailyLit out there for folks who just want bite-sized booky goodness on their BlackBerry.