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Nokia To Acquire Plazes


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I had not heard abut Plazes before this morning, but it appears that Nokia is going to acquire them for an undisclosed sum.

Plazes is a context-aware-social-activity service that people can use the place, record, and share their social activities. It’s similar to services like Twitter, Jaiku, Plurk, and others. Unlike a lot of other networks that talk about location, in Plazes, it’s front and center.

Seems a lot like Nokia’s tagline-connecting people.

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Cityscape LocativeLab.org is Ronald Lenz's research website on locative & mobile media. This is mostly an archive of blogposts I find inspiring and interesting and an overview of my work. I'm a strategist, technologist and researcher in the field of Location-Based Mobile Services and work at Waag Society, a medialab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where I head the Locative Media research program and at 7scenes, a platform for GPS games and tours as creative director. Picture 4 Find me at Twitter, LinkedIn or via ronald [at] waag [dot] org.

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