Nokia buys social travel network

Dopplr, the UK based outfit that specialises in travel social networks, has been bought by Nokia.


The Finnish mobile giant has either ignored or, more likely, taken advantage of the current financial crisis by adding to its recent acquisitions of companies such as Plum, Cellity and bit-side by purchasing the UK based outfit, Dopplr. The UK based outfit is known for its creation of a travel based network. That is, the company promotes a smarter method of travelling by sharing travel plans, finding travel tips and obtaining related advice. In fact, iPhone users can also try it out here.


According to the Techcrunch website, Nokia is ready to pay between €10-15 million for Dopplr, which is currently run by CEO Marko Ahtisaari, an ex-Director of Design Strategy at Nokia.


Observers have seen the acquisition of Dopplr as a way for Nokia to enhance its own Nokia Maps service.


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