1.2 Million Bars, Restaurants and Clubs Now Available Around Your Location and On Your Mobile Phone Courtesy of buzzd.com
Discover what’s hot right now in New York, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami and London
New York, June 26, 2008 – buzzd, a location-based city guide and social network on the mobile device, has just announced that it has amassed a database of over 1.2 million venues across the United States with reviews, address and other features after launching just four months ago.
Now consumers in major U.S. metropolitan areas can answer ‘What’s going on around me, right now?’ from trusted listings, alongside real-time user generated content (UGC). In fact, member-inputted venues are fast becoming a growing segment of the buzzd service.
A Mini-Wikipedia of Local Entertainment
Currently one in 10 venues on the buzzd network have been added by the buzzd community itself and, thanks to a new user submission tool, additions are verified by buzzd before posting to avoid the duplication of venues and events.
“In local entertainment, venues change their name, management, ownership and location often, so a consistently updated, crowd-sourced database is key to finding out the best events and places to enjoy,” said Nihal Mehta, CEO and Co-founder of buzzd.
How It Works:
buzzd answers the question “What’s going on around me right now?” and delivers location-sensitive, premium editorial event and venue information, along with up-to-the-minute reviews and ratings from friends and other members of the buzzd community.
Users can also 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 venue by other members. Events and locations are available nationally and aggregated through partnerships with CitySearch, Flavorpill, TimeOut New York and Zagat, with plans to roll out even more content partnerships in local markets. User-generated feedback (or “buzzes”) for real-time activity surrounding venues and events is also aggregated at the top of event listings throughout the platform.
Currently, Friday is the biggest day of buzzd usage, followed by Saturday and then Thursday. The most popular cities, in order, are:
• New York
• San Francisco
• Los Angeles
• London, UK
In addition to their partnership deals with CitySearch, Flavorpill, TimeOut New York and Zagat, buzzd has done deals with brands such as Jim Beam, MyOpenBar, Nokia and Bonnaroo, the world’s largest music and arts festival. Currently, buzzd can also be accessed on-deck with Helio and the company will be announcing on-deck deals with other major carriers in the coming weeks.
Free for All
In addition to the current and upcoming on-deck carrier deals, buzzd can be accessed by the 1.5 billion phones on the planet that have WAP access or the 3.5 billion phones that have SMS capabilities. On top of this, the buzzd service is free and requires no downloads or subscriptions.
buzzd (http://buzzd.com/m) is a location-sensitive city guide and social network on the mobile device. “Your city, in real time,” buzzd allows consumers to know what’s happening at any venue right now, rate events and connect with friends and people in the area.
buzzd partners with carriers and content providers such as Helio, Citysearch, Flavorpill and Time Out New York. The company is based in New York City and backed by Monitor Ventures and Greycroft Partners. The company was founded by Nihal Mehta and Deepen Shah from ipsh!, one of the world’s first mobile marketing agencies acquired by Omnicom Group.
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