Nokia buys social media website Dopplr

LONDON - Nokia has reportedly continued its acquisition spree in social media with the purchase of Dopplr, the London-based site that allows people to share personal and business travel plans privately.

The deal is reported to be worth between €10m (£9m) and €15m (£13.6m) and comes hot on the heels of Nokia's takeover of Plum, the Boston-based micro social networking site, which specialises in serving groups such as families and neighbourhood communities.

Dopplr founder and CEO Marko Ahtisaari was previously the Director of Design Strategy at Nokia. A spokeswoman for Nokia declined to confirm the reports, describing the story as a "market rumour".

Nokia has been expanding its presence in the mobile social network market for some time, having also acquired Cellity and Bit-Side this year.

Launched in 2007, Dopplr also reminds members of friends and colleagues who live in the cities they're planning to visit.

The company claims that Dopplr's users have already shared 70m miles of trips to over 2000 cities around the world.

The name "Dopplr" was inspired by Christian Doppler, a 19th Century scientist who came up with what's now known as the Doppler effect.

0
SHARES
Comment

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Brand Republic Jobs
Thousands of jobs across advertising, creative, marketing and media

Just published

Feel you're missing out?

GET THE
BRANDREPUBLIC
BULLETINS
Sign up

The Wall Blog

From our partners

A day in the life of Jozef Wallis

A day in the life of Jozef Wallis

A day in the life of Arthur Kay

A day in the life of Arthur Kay

A day in the life of Daniel Kaplansky

A day in the life of Daniel Kaplansky

Have an Exciting Christmas in EC1

Have an Exciting Christmas in EC1

Part Two: EC1 & YouTube, Q&A with Kate Tovey & Jonathan Conway

Part Two: EC1 & YouTube, Q&A with Kate Tovey & Jonathan Conway

EC1's socially conscious heroes

EC1's socially conscious heroes