The notorious Berlin-based incubator launched a peer-to-peer lending platform called Lendico which connects borrowers with lenders, along the lines of LendingClub, Prosper, and Zopa.
Edward Snowden may soon be on a flight to Germany to testify in an anticipated Bundestag-led investigation looking at the U.S. National Security Agency’s spy-tactics.
As more details emerge on the extent of international spying by the NSA, what’s most interesting is how little President Obama may have known.
The German leader called President Obama demanding clarification and said that if such practices were being employed, it “would be a serious breach of trust” and “completely unacceptable”.
Deutsche Telekom has announced a new plan to protect German internet traffic from international spying efforts post-NSA revelations.
Deutsche Telekom-backed Hubraum today kicked off the next round of its accelerator program in Berlin and revealed the seven startups taking part. The latest batch of teams includes health technology startups, an online education startup, a digital identity provider and a service that lets users monetize their own personal data.
German media giant Axel Springer is now the majority shareholder in fitness app maker Runtastic, following a eight-digit euro investment deal with the young Austrian company.
Germany may be one of the first countries to give Bitcoin an official legal and tax status, but don’t try paying your taxes with it just yet.
“Germany is a country of freedom.”
Berlin-based Versus IO has closed its first round of $2.8 million. The comparison engine represents McClure’s first investment in a German startup.
Guest Post If that sounds bad, how about half of your company for $90K? Crazy? No. This is the reality in many places outside of Silicon Valley (and especially outside the US). And it isn’t good.
Google’s Street View Wi-Fi data snooping has cost it $190,000 in Germany. Some, however, aren’t quite convinced that that’s enough money.
The king of digital note-taking services partners with Deutsche Telekom to make its subscribers eligible for a free year of Evernote Premium.
After being Amazon.com’s best-selling laptop for 149 days straight, Google is taking its Chromebook show on the road, both internationally and at home.
Google and news publishers in Germany are going to have more problems before this all gets figured out, and this recent legislation is a complete waste of time.
Windeln, Diapers.com for the German speaking world, raises $19.6 million to grow to into its toddler years.
“The decisions are more than amazing,” Thilo Weichert, a German privacy commission, said in a statement.
Point Nine Capital closed its second fund, dedicated to supporting and nurturing European startups.
President Barack Obama’s state of the union address focused on innovation, jobs, education, health-care … and green technology.
How is Uber managing its European expansion? With “lots of hustle,” according to vice president Ryan Graves.
Another 1,100 jobs are at stake.
A judge rules that Internet access was basic enough to plaintiff’s existence that the ISP should compensate him for his loss to the tune of €50 ($67) per day for the duration of the outage.
German payments startup payleven raises an undisclosed amount from an undisclosed investor to turn smart phones into point-of-sale terminals.
European payments startup Paymill raises double digits round for to faciliate credit card transactions.
Dave McClure makes his first ever investment in a German startup as he continues to spread 500 startups presence around the world.
German mobile marketing platform Trademob raises $15 million in its second round of funding.
We already live in our own personal social media reality bubbles. Now Twitter is providing entire countries with their own reality bubbles.
Patent litigation victories are few and far between for Motorola, but German courts ruled in the company’s favor today.
Google’s European chief Matt Brittin has described a new proposed copyright law in Germany as “like putting up a big sign saying ‘we don’t understand the Internet’.”
Delivery Hero has raised $50 million for its site that lets customers order meals online.
Germany launched another privacy investigation against Facebook today, after attempts to get the social network to alter its facial recognition technology failed.
Apple won a split-decision in a German court against Samsung’s Galaxy tablets. The Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court banned Samsung’s smaller Galaxy Tab 7.7 in all EU countries, but the iPad maker lost an appeal to block sales of the Korean company’s larger Galaxy Tab 10.1N. The ruling in favor of Samsung confirmed “that the Galaxy 10.1N does not infringe” upon Apple patents, the rival firm announced.
Have cash? Looking for tech talent? Go to Europe. So says Konstantin Guericke, co-founder of LinkedIn and newly minted venture partner in Berlin’s EarlyBird Ventures. EarlyBird recently raised $100 million for its fourth fund, focusing on European, and in particular German startups.
Some big news this morning from the front lines of the debate over how to regulate online piracy. Germany, which had said it would follow along with the rest of the European Union in support of ACTA, (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement), has decided not sign the treaty, according to an Armenian news website citing government sources.
Poor Apple. Those guys just can’t win. Especially in a certain German court, where they tried to sue Samsung over the design of the Galaxy Tab 10.1N tablet and Galaxy Nexus phone.
A German court sided with Motorola in a patent lawsuit against Apple today, granting an injunction against the iPad and iPhone maker. Apple said it plans to appeal the decision.
Streaming video service Hulu is exploring the idea of expanding into Germany, according to German media news site Horizont.net.
Samsung is now allowed to sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet again in most of Europe after a German court lifted an injunction on the device requested by Apple.
A German court on Tuesday granted Apple a preliminary injunction that blocks the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the European Union, excluding the Netherlands. The move comes just a week after Apple halted sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.