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Dopplr was a free social networking service, launched in 2007, that allowed users to create itineraries of their travel plans and spot correlations with their contacts' travel plans in order to arrange meetings at any point on their journey. Additional features included allowing the user to calculate the carbon footprint their journeys have produced. The site was named after Christian Doppler, discoverer of the Doppler effect. The company was based in the Old Street area of London.
On September 28, 2009 Dopplr announced that they had been acquired by Nokia. Within a year many were questioning the future of the site, noting that Dopplr's blog had not been updated since two days after the acquisition and its unique monthly users had plummeted from 39,000 to 29,000. In a statement issued in September 2010 a Nokia spokesperson reported "we have decided to bring it into a maintenance mode … but will not develop it further at this stage."
As of October 2013, the main page says:
- As of November 1st, 2013 we will be discontinuing the Dopplr service.
- What does this mean for you as a Dopplr user? You will continue to have access to your data until November 1st, 2013, after which the service no longer will be available.
- Nokia apologizes for any inconvenience, and we thank you for using Dopplr.
- Marko Ahtisaari - CEO
- Dan Gillmor - Founding Traveller
- Saul Klein - Board
- Lisa Sounio - Chairman of the Board
In the press
Investors in Dopplr
First angel round investors in it include Martin Varsavsky, Joichi Ito, Reid Hoffman, Saul Klein and Marko Ahtisaari. Second-round investors in fall 2008 were: Tom Glocer, Esther Dyson, Tyler Brule, Joshua Schachter, Brian Behlendorf, Ami Hasan, Daniel Sachs, Kim Weckström and Azeem Azhar.
- Company profile on CrunchBase
- “Let’s do Lunch in London”. Vivienne Walt, Time Magazine, February 2008.
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