Finnish handset vendor Nokia on Tuesday confirmed the acquisition of travel-focused social network Dopplr, which is run, incidentally, by ex-Nokia director of design strategy, Marko Ahtisaari.
The range of messaging options available to the end user is growing fast, especially as messaging functionality has become integrated into applications like social networks. But rather than try to compete with the latest online service providers, perhaps operators should return to their roots and rediscover the potential of age-old technologies like SMS.
It wasn’t the mobile advertising platform many were expecting, but social network Twitter certainly caused a stir with the launch of its @anywhere initiative, which does, er, something.
Wireless behemoth Vodafone on Thursday announced an aggregation platform that brings a user’s contacts, social networks and messages together in one place.