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buzzd Opens Up its App to Allow the BlackBerry User Community to Add Venues and Improves Search Across the U.S. and Canada


(NEW YORK) – August 6, 2009 – buzzd (, a location-sensitive city guide and social network, today announced version 1.2, an update of its downloadable application for BlackBerry® smartphones. The new version of buzzd brings many new feature improvements, including giving users the ability to add venues to buzzd’s current database of over 1.5 million venues across the U.S. and Canada.

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

New features in the buzzd 1.2 application for BlackBerry smartphones:
The new version of the buzzd app gives BlackBerry smartphone users the best buzzd experience to date, including the following updates:
• Users now have the ability to add their own venues—one of the most requested features from the buzzd community
• Users can now refine searches by category (e.g. restaurants only or bars & clubs only)
• Added ability to upload profile photos
• General speed enhancements all around and UI improvements

buzzd 1.2 is available now on the BlackBerry AppWorld. Simply search the AppWorld for “buzzd” or click this link from your BlackBerry to download the latest version:

About buzzd

buzzd ( is a location-sensitive city guide and social network on the mobile device. buzzd answers the question, “What’s going on around me right now? ™” by allowing consumers to get up-to-the minute information on what’s happening at any venue right now, rate events and connect with friends and other people in the area.

buzzd partners with carriers and content providers such as Helio, Virgin Mobile, Alltel, metroPCS, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Flavorpill, Time Out, ZAGAT, Metromix, myOpenBar,, Citysearch and many ore. The company is based in New York City and backed by Monitor Ventures, Greycroft Partners, Blackberry Partners Fund, and Qualcomm Ventures. The company was founded by Nihal Mehta and Deepen Shah from ipsh!, the first mobile marketing agency in the U.S. which was acquired by Omnicom Group in 2005.

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