Official SXSW Interactive ‘Appy Hour’ Party hosted by BestBuzz.Bz on Friday, March 11th

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Buzz will be in the air at the Official SXSW BestBuzz.Bz ‘Appy Hour’ party in Austin, TX. Guests will attend the most buzz-worthy party at SXSW Interactive this Friday, March 11th from 5pm-10pm. All attendees must RSVP at http://www.BestBuzz.Bz/SXSW.

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SXSW Interactive Appy Hour Party hosted by BestBuzz.Bz

“We’re very excited to launch BestBuzz, our new social, local, mobile app at SXSW Interactive this year. Come to our 'Appy Hour' party for free appetizers, open bar, live entertainment, and win prizes- including a trip to the Cayman Islands."

Buzz will be in the air at the Official SXSW BestBuzz.Bz ‘Appy Hour’ party in Austin, TX. Guests will attend the most buzz-worthy party at SXSW Interactive this Friday, March 11th from 5pm-10pm. All attendees must RSVP at http://www.BestBuzz.Bz/SXSW.

The SXSW Interactive ‘Appy Hour’ party will be hosted by BestBuzz.Bz, TabbedOut, and MutualMobile, and the founders of these tech companies are all fellow University of Texas Alumni. BlackBook Media, Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka, Red Bull, Avion Tequila, Russian Standard Vodka, Ambiente Wine Importing Co, and Tiff’s Treats are sponsoring the event.

“We’re very excited to launch BestBuzz, our new SoLoMo (social, local, mobile) application, at SXSW Interactive this year. I am thrilled that we were able to partner with our Austin friends and kick-off the BestBuzz launch with an ‘Appy Hour’ celebration,” says Carrie Layne, CEO & Founder of Best Of, Inc.

Guests will enjoy the ultimate ‘appy hour’ with free appetizers, open bar, and live entertainment. Grammy-award winning artists Play-N-Skillz, DJ Krave and Inertia will kick-off the party on stage at 5pm. Red Bull Thre3Style winner DJ Joe Vega will rock the party into the night adding his own DJ spin to the mix. Specialty “buzz” cocktails from Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka, Red Bull, Avion Tequila (as seen on Entourage), and Russian Standard Vodka will be provided along with other tasty adult-beverages. Tiff’s Treats, a local Austin favorite, will have warm and delicious cookies for the party, and a variety of appetizers from the Belmont Austin will work the room. Austin’s own photo-genius, Annie Ray, will capture creative red carpet moments. BlackBook Magazine will feature the party in the magazine and on the Nightlife Channel online.

"TabbedOut is very excited to sponsor the SXSW Appy Hour," says Rick Orr, CEO & Co-Founder, "being based in Austin, it has been amazing to see the growth of the interactive portion of SXSW over the past couple of years. Sponsoring events such as this affords us the opportunity to mingle with fellow-entrepreneurs to show them what Austin has to offer for other startups."

Download the BestBuzz mobile application available for iPhone and Android prior to the event to “buzz-in” for cool stuff at the party and be entered to win a trip for two to the Cayman Islands from BestBuzz.Bz. The weather is supposed to be 78 degrees and sunny, so walk over to the party or take advantage of the free valet parking and come kick-off SXSW Interactive by getting 'Appy' with us.

BestBuzz is a mobile application that allows users to “buzz-in” at local places by scanning QR code stickers on doors with their mobile phones. Users can “buzz” about what they like best at these places, add photos, and share with their friends via social media while receiving special offers and earning rewards for “buzzing-in”. BestBuzz features a web and mobile platform for businesses to gather positive feedback and reviews from customers, and utlizes widgets to showcase “buzz” on the businesses own websites and social media. The BestBuzz packages include dashboards for business owners to edit listing information, add videos, create special offers in real-time, and pull tracking reports that measure ROI and “social reach”. For more information, visit http://www.BestBuzz.Bz or contact carrie(at)bestbuzz(dot)bz.

TabbedOut is a product of ATX Innovation, a company focused on changing the payments paradigm by bringing mobile payments to the hospitality industry in order to increase convenience and security. TabbedOut is a free service for users of its app which enables bar and restaurant patrons to open, monitor, split and pay their tab via their own iOS or Android smart phone. Through tight integrations with the industry's top point-of-sale providers, the TabbedOut model has accelerated mobile payments for the US by offering merchants a simple integration requiring no new hardware or changes to their accounting process. TabbedOut is currently live at over 170 restaurants and bars across 18 states, including the cities of Austin, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago and New York City. For more information, visit or contact us pr(at)tabbedout(dot)com to learn more.

We believe that mobile goes beyond apps. To engage customers or enable employees, businesses must be able to expose core functionality to the right people and on the right devices. Consumer-facing mobile products must be rich and engaging, while internal apps must be secure and efficient. Whether through iPhone app development or broader consulting services, our mission is to empower our clients to make the most of mobile. For more information visit: or contact sam(dot)gaddis(at)mutualmobile(dot)com to learn more.

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SXSW ‘Appy Hour’ Party hosted by BestBuzz.Bz
Friday, March 11th, 2011
Belmont Austin
305 W. 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701
RSVP- http://www.BestBuzz.Bz/SXSW

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