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  • Nokia Quietly Shuttering Pioneering Location Network Dopplr Nov 1st, 4 Years After Acquisition

    Nokia Quietly Shuttering Pioneering Location Network Dopplr Nov 1st, 4 Years After Acquisition

    Nokia has very quietly shuttered the social travel service Dopplr today, just over four years after acquiring it back in 2009. Nokia placed an announcement on the Dopplr homepage that says the service will be closed down as of November 1st. The notice indicates that users will only be able to download their data until that date: As of November 1st, 2013 we will be discontinuing the Dopplr… Read More

  • Flextrip lets you discover tours while travel planning

    Aside from Dopplr’s quiet disappearance after its acquisition by Nokia and Tripit’s exit to Concer, web-based travel planning is still, arguably, one of the holy grails of the web. flextrip, a new startup operating out of Europe and the US and founded by long time entrepreneurs Leith Stevens, Alex Kremer and Andrew Glover, aims to facilitate travel planning by offering real-time… Read More

  • That Was Fun, But Now Nokia's Looking To Sell Off Dopplr

    The damn ink isn’t even dry on the Dopplr acquisition by Nokia that everyone said would never happen (it did). And yet, we’re now hearing rumors that Nokia is quietly looking for a buyer to take the travel social network off their hands. Whoa. What? The deal was announced on September 24. It’s been less than a month. Not even eBay throws away acquisitions that… Read More

  • Dopplr confirms being acquired by Nokia, says nothing will change (for now)

    So finally the official word is in, with a very short blog post by CEO Marko Ahtisaari: Dopplr has been acquired by Nokia. Update: Nokia’s press release Update 2: Dopplr angel investor Martin Varsavsky on the deal: ‘Nokia as a force of good in the European start up scene’ No word on price, but when Michael Arrington broke the news last week on TechCrunch, he wrote that Nokia… Read More

  • Confirmed: Dopplr Snapped Up By Nokia

    So finally the official word is in, with a very short blog post by CEO Marko Ahtisaari: Dopplr has been acquired by Nokia. Update: Nokia’s press release Update 2: Dopplr angel investor Martin Varsavsky on the deal: ‘Nokia as a force of good in the European start up scene’ No word on price, but when Michael Arrington broke the news last week on TechCrunch, he wrote that Nokia… Read More

  • Nokia To Acquire UK Startup Dopplr

    Nokia has been on an acquisition tear lately, albeit mostly small deals (Plum, Cellity and Bit-Side all this year). A source close to the deal says that they’ve just made one more acquisition: boutique travel social network Dopplr, headquartered in London. The purchase price, we’ve heard, is between €10 million and €15 million ($15 million – $22 million based on… Read More

  • Dopplr Launches iPhone App, But Where's The Add Trip Button?

    Dopplr has launched an iPhone app they are billing as a “social atlas”. Curiously, and possibly wisely, you don’t even need an account at Dopplr to use the app, meaning it will get exposed to a lot more potential users. However, a let down from the get-go is that you can’t add upcoming trips from within the app right now, which is kinda the point with Dopplr, as… Read More

  • Ex-Googlers Try To Create A Better Travel Guide With Nextstop

    Are you looking for the best beer bars in the world, good places to make out in San Francisco, or where to go on the Big Island in Hawaii? A travel recommendation site called nextstop mixes social recommendations with search and adds a reputation system and elements of gameplay to come up with a new social online travel guide. The site has been in beta for a few months, although it… Read More

  • Dopplr And MAXroam Are Now Travel Buddies

    Cubic Telecom, the TechCrunch40 company behind the traveler-friendly SIM card MAXroam, has partnered with Dopplr to sell the card through its online store. The Dopplr-branded SIM card will be available for a reduced rate of €45 (down five euro from its normal price). Both companies have a strong travel focus: Cubic Telecom’s MAXroam allows users to use their unlocked cell phones in… Read More

  • Will Air France-KLM's Social Network Bluenity Fly? I Like Dopplr Better.

    Airline group Air France-KLM, formed after the merger of Société Air France and the Royal Dutch Airlines and currently the largest airline company in the world in terms of operating revenues, has recently launched a social network for travelers called Bluenity to connect its +75 million customers when traveling (presumably so that they can meet up with strangers). An airline moving into… Read More

  • Dopplr tests traveller tips sharing

    Dopplr, the UK-based social network for global travelers, is testing a new feature on some of its members which might make the Yelps and Trusted Places of this world sit up and take notice. The new Dopplr feature lets you share tips and recommendations on cities – usually a core feature of location-based social networks. Core Dopplr members are being given access to the feature this… Read More

  • Dopplr, Social Network for World Travelers, Gets A-List Seed Funding

    Dopplr, an invite-only social network for sharing travel plans with friends, has announced early-stage financing of an undisclosed amount from Martin Varsavsky, Joichi Ito, Reid Hoffman and The Accelerator Group led by Saul Klein. The social network bills itself as useful for people who travel at more than five times per year and want to inform friends of where they plan to go. The… Read More