Nokia buys UK travel start-up Dopplr


Nokia has bought London-based social travel website Dopplr for some €15m (£13.5m), according to a report. Launched in 2007, Dopplr lets frequent travellers keep track of their movements. The company received €1.5m in funding from The Accelerator Group and a number of private investors, expanding into travel tips. News of the deal, which was reported by blog Techcrunch, comes as the latest in a string of dotcom acquisitions by the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer as it looks to further expand into the software arena. Nokia recently purchased ‘certain assets’ of micro-social networking site Plum Networks.

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