Germany

  • Uber Pulls Out Of Three German Cities After Court Ban Shrinks Driver Pool

    Uber Pulls Out Of Three German Cities After Court Ban Shrinks Driver Pool

    Despite raising a warchest of some $8 billion thus far, on-demand ride sharing platform Uber is retrenching its operations in Germany — pulling out of three cities (Frankfurt, Hamburg and Düsseldorf), leaving active operations in just Berlin and Munich. Read More

  • Facebook Agrees To Do More To Help Combat Hate Speech In Germany

    Facebook Agrees To Do More To Help Combat Hate Speech In Germany

    Europe’s refugee crisis has spilled over to Facebook. In Germany, where thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing conflict in their own country are being offered asylum, Facebook has found itself being pressured by the government to do more to combat hate speech against immigrants. Yesterday the WSJ reported that Facebook has agreed to work with the German Justice Ministry to fight xenophobic… Read More

  • Fintech’s Five Dark-Horse Cities Crunch Network

    Fintech’s Five Dark-Horse Cities

    With global investment in fintech having tripled in the last five years, the financial sector is without a doubt in the midst of a revolution. The leading cities in the global fintech race are relatively unsurprising: Silicon Valley, New York, London and Hong Kong are the epicentres of the investment blast. But it’s the newcomers that are diversifying the market. Read More

  • Internet Privacy Is The Wrong Conversation Crunch Network

    Internet Privacy Is The Wrong Conversation

    On April 2, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook is in hot water with government regulators in six European countries over its practice of tracking users’ movements across the web to sell targeted advertising. The kerfuffle illustrates the bind that the world finds itself in over tracking – the collection and sharing of data on users’ browsing habits to help sites… Read More

  • Google Takes Its Amazon-Style Starred Product Ratings To Europe To Boost Shopping Searches

    Google Takes Its Amazon-Style Starred Product Ratings To Europe To Boost Shopping Searches

    While Amazon is expanding its logistics and delivery business to complement its e-commerce portal, Google is working on ways to make its search experience online more like Amazon’s to grow the number of people who use Google to look for and buy products. Today Google announced that it is turning on Product Ratings in the UK, France and Germany. Product ratings, first launched in the U.S. Read More

  • German Startup Campaigns For Personal Data API Law

    German Startup Campaigns For Personal Data API Law

    German startup Protonet, which last year raised just over $4 million via Seedmatch for its secure server product for SMEs — 8x more crowdfunding than it had originally sought — has cooked up a new initiative, and this time it’s a not-for-profit campaign lobbying for a change in European law to open up access to an individual’s personal data held by digital platforms… Read More

  • Google Quietly Rolls Out An iPad Version Of Inbox

    Google Quietly Rolls Out An iPad Version Of Inbox

    Inbox by Gmail (Google’s still-invite-only email client) seems to be a love-it-or-hate-it sort of thing, but in case you happen to fall in the “love it” camp and use an iPad: good news! Inbox is getting a proper iPad app. Read More

  • Deutsche Telekom Launches A $620M Fund For German Startups And PE Deals

    Deutsche Telekom Launches A $620M Fund For German Startups And PE Deals

    Deutsche Telekom is stepping up its game in the world of startup investing and tapping into the growing tech ecosystem coming out of its home country. Today the carrier, owner of T-Mobile, announced a new, €500 million ($620 million) fund called Deutsche Telekom Capital Parters, which it will use to invest in German startups, startups further afield, strategic private equity… Read More