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buzzd Wins Top Entertainment Award At Nokia’s Mobile Rules! 08 Awards


Location-Based Mobile Arts and Entertainment Search Service buzzd Receives Second Place Overall Out of 1,000 Applicants

NEW YORK, NY (March 25, 2008) – buzzd, an emerging location based mobile entertainment service that provides real-time information for bars, clubs and restaurants, became the first runner up at the Nokia Mobile Rules! 08 Awards ceremony. Announced at a ceremony in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Mobile Rules! 08 Awards are the pinnacle to an eight-month selection process in which winners were chosen from hundreds of entries.

buzzd was awarded the first runner up in the Best Business Plan category. Facing stiff competition from around the world, finalists were chosen from three main categories: Best Business Plan, Mobile Application and Technology Innovation.

“Being recognized as an emerging company within the mobile space is always an honor,” said buzzd CEO and co-founder Nihal Mehta. “Having our company recognized amongst the best and brightest companies across the world exemplifies the demand for location-sensitive services like buzzd.”

“Nokia is very pleased to announce the winners of the Mobile Rules! ’08 competition, who with their ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit typify an emerging wave tapping into today’s exciting convergence of mobility and the Internet,” said Tom Libretto, Vice President, Forum Nokia. “Open platforms and the millions of smartphone devices available today are helping enable this new wave of entrepreneurs from around the globe to become drivers of the future global mobile marketplace through the innovative technologies, applications and business models they create today.”

buzzd is headquartered in New York and has recently made news around a string of strategic partnerships with CitySearch, Helio, Flavorpill and Time Out Magazine.

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About buzzd
buzzd is the premier mobile local search service, providing real-time information for bars, clubs and restaurants on your 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 recently announced partnerships with recently made news with partnerships with CitySearch, Helio, Flavorpill and Time Out New York. buzzd is a private company founded by Nihal Mehta and Deepen Shah from ipsh!, one of the world’s first mobile marketing agencies acquired by Omnicom Group.

About Nokia
Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. Nokia makes a wide range of mobile devices and provides people with experiences in music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games and business mobility through these devices. Nokia also provides equipment, solutions and services for communications networks. For more information please visit


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