Nokia acquires "social atlas" Dopplr

Nokia has acquired privately-held mobile service provider for international travelers, Dopplr Oy, for an undisclosed sum, speculatred to be in the range of $15 to $22 million.

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, a service that it refers to as a 'social atlas'.

The venture, founded in 2007, has a team of seven people with offices in London and Helsinki and co founded Nokia's former director of desigt strategy former head of design at Nokia Marko Ahtisaari, its CEO.

"The Dopplr team brings to Nokia's Services unit unique know-how in creating internet-based communities and showing their journeys, experiences and tastes collectively on the web," Nokia said in a statement.

The statement said, "The acquisition does not change the current Dopplr service which is available at and on platforms where Dopplr is integrated."