Zalando

German onnline fashion retailer Zalando Plans IPO for 2014

After months of speculation, Zalando has announced today its plan to list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange this year. The Berlin-based fashion retailer intends to offer newly issued shares, as the company focuses on reaching profitable growth.

The two towers of the European Court of Justice on Kirchberg in Luxembourg

Why the U.S. depends on Europe for building massive, 'multi-local' marketplaces

Whenever startup ecosystem commentators discuss how to create European technology businesses of global scale they tend to name one company as a shining example: Skype. Headquartered in Luxembourg and developed in Estonia, Skype is a revolutionary product and, rightly, a European success story. It sold three times in the last seven years; most recently, to Microsoft for $8.5 billion.

Where do I plug in the DevOps?

DevOps is real, but you can't get it just by buying a tool

DevOps is not about specific tools. It’s about IT operations and software development working closely together to deliver software faster, with fewer errors. Tools enable this collaboration between people — they can’t create it.

Apple "iWatch" concept by UI designer Todd Hamilton

Apple's iWatch isn't shipping until next year

Apple’s wearable gadget — which everyone calls the iWatch — isn’t going to be on your wrist anytime soon, says John Paczkowski at Re/code.

no-more-leads

You don’t deserve more leads

The number one complaint when we first meet with a client is that they “just need more leads” to go from a $5M company to a $500M company. But, know what? They’re wrong. Because they treated the last thousand or so like garbage instead of the goldmine they are.

health-care

Bayer HealthCare starts its own accelerator – and it’s better than you expected

Bayer HealthCare appears to be the first pharmaceutical company to have started its own accelerator. The company that made €18.924 million in turnover in 2013 “understands that innovation and healthcare cannot only be driven by the industry but also needs creativity,” said Christian Ullrich, Head of Marketing & Sales IT at Bayer HealthCare yesterday.

Elio's tiny three-wheeled car

A brief history of three-wheeled cars

What do the Elio, Aptera, Toyota i-Road concept and the spectacularly awful Zap Xebra have in common?

viral marketing

The essential guide to making your marketing go viral

There seems to be an idea floating around the marketing industry that viral marketing also means free marketing. But getting something to go viral almost always takes an investment.

spacex-launch

SpaceX Rocket explodes after launch

A SpaceX F9R rocket exploded shortly after launching during a test flight in Texas, the company confirmed Friday.

cybersecurity

4 'cyberhealth' strategies for boards

Boards of hundreds of U.S.-based corporations are realizing they’re unprepared for the growing threats of cyber attacks

Marketing fakes

Instagram's brand problem: The fakes

Instagram is allowing fakers to squat brands’ precious identities, using fake Instagram accounts to pass themselves off as genuine companies.

If you replace every plank in a wooden ship, is it still the same ship?

What defines a startup, even as it grows and everything changes

Why should anyone — employees and customers both — join the founder on this journey, sharing this very personal responsibility? The answer is contained within your company culture — the core of your startup.

code

How to go from tech founder to a CTO/leader role

How do you create a scalable tech team capable of tackling and building on thousands of lines of your own untested code?

Enterprise IoT security

Secure IoT in the enterprise: Finding a model that works

Companies are running into heavy debate lately about how best to architect IoT in the enterprise so that it is effective and secure and doesn’t open up a whole new set of liability issues.