On Monday, Nokia, the Finnish mobile company announced that it has acquired Dopplr, a Social Atlas service for travelers.
Neither Nokia nor Dopplr disclosed the amount for which the deal was signed but it was earlier suggested that Nokia would acquire Dopplr for $15 million to $22 million. Dopplr is widely used by people who like to travel a lot. Dopplr allows users to plan a trip & share data with friends/family and also shares the same on microblogging sites like twitter.
Nokia does not plan to alter the service. The press release says The acquisition does not change the current Dopplr service which is available at Dopplr.com and on platforms where Dopplr is integrated.
Nokia is a pioneer in mobile telecommunications and the world’s leading maker of mobile devices. Today, we are connecting people in new and different ways – fusing advanced mobile technology with personalized services to enable people to stay close to what matters to them. We also provide comprehensive digital map information through NAVTEQ; and equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.
Dopplr is a service for smart travellers. Dopplr members share personal and business travel plans privately with their networks, and highlight interesting places to stay, eat and explore in cities around the world. Dopplr presents this collective intelligence – the travel patterns and preferences of the world’s most frequent travellers – as a Social Atlas.