Yahoo! buys Koprol

Yahoo!  has acquired Koprol. Koprol, a company headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia, allows people to connect and share photos, reviews and additional information about locations in real-time using just their mobile phone browser, making the service accessible to a larger percentage of mobile users. Once on Koprol, people can “check-in” to their current location and see where others are and what they are doing. The service helps people find local businesses, such as popular shops or restaurants, based on user ratings including a “thumbs-up” feature to elevate favorite places to the top of the ranking. Users can also start or join discussions based on particular locations and invite friends to participate, creating a unique city-based social mobile community resource.

Yahoo! will continue to invest in evolving Koprol’s service, such as the newly introduced BlackBerry application, and expects to announce new mobile applications for both local and global mobile platforms in the future.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Location: USA, Sunnyvale, CA & Indonesia, Jakarta

Ref: F231109-464

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