Tuesday, 17. January 2017

business

A new Silicon Valley? Google to open a “campus” in Kreuzberg

More good news for Berlin’s startup scene: Google is opening a “campus” to support entrepreneurs in Autumn 2017. Aptly named “Google Campus” the compa...
paulownia bäume geldanlage treeme

Paulownia: the fastest growing trees in the world

On a plantation near Berlin, tens of thousands of Paulownia trees grow. Though they come from far away, in Germany they grow very well. Their wood has...

Berlin’s real estate prices: once cheap, now steep!

Looking for a cheap place in Berlin? Ten years ago, that may have been an easy feat. But now, Berlin’s housing crisis is becoming a real problem. Sinc...
DDR-Rennradlegende Volker Tabaczek (56) lebte bislang im Dachstübchen seiner Schwiegereltern im Berliner Randgebiet und wurde seit 2014 bis anfang 2016 vier Mal wegen Schulden zum Beispiel in Höhe von 20.000 Euro zur Abgabe der Eidesstattlichen Versicherung über Vermögenslosigkeit aufgefordert. Plötzlich kommt er als reicher Onkel aus Amerika daher und will neben der 25 Jahre alten kleinen Seebrücke in Deutschlands größtem Ostseebad Kühlungsborn eine zweite Seebrücke der Superlative mit Schwimmbad, Geschäften, Unterwasserrestaurant und Aquarien für 38 Millionen Euro bauen. Und das, obwohl der BGH dem Investor schon 2008 beschieden hat, dass Tabaczek „in einer Scheinwelt lebend sich selbst als seriöser Finanzberater betrachtete“, Aktenzeiche 5 StR 96/08 (Foto: Wikipedia/AlterWolf49-Eigenes Werk/ CC BY--SA 3.0)

Where is the pier of Volker Tabaczek in Kühlungsborn now?

How nice was the story of the rich uncle from America, who wanted to build a gigantic pier – equipped with shops, restaurants and much more – in Germa...
Berlin Zuwanderung steigende Mieten Eigentumswohnungen erschwingliche Mietwohnungen Hamburg Jörn Reinecke Bürokratie Gunnar Schupelius

What can Berlin do against rising rents?

Berlin’s rising rents are a reflection of the increased housing demand. The city lacks both condominiums and affordable housing. Hamburg project deve...

Berlin real estate: “poor but sexy” to “small but classy”?

Despite a reputation dubbed “poor but sexy” by the former mayor, Berlin’s real estate market seems to moving in a another direction—“small but classy”...

Berlin officials trying to lure London startups to the German capital?

Could it be that German officials have opened up an office in London’s Silicon Valley to persuade London startups firms to move to Berlin? Seems to...

Berlin start-up pioneer Rocket Internet reporting more losses

The German giant Rocket Internet has just released some bad news: it’s not doing too well. In a recent statement from the company, they announced los...

Could Romania be startup competition for Berlin?

When the Brexit news broke out, everyone started looking at Berlin as Europe’s next top startup destination. A better work/life balance—comparable w...

Bureaucrazy: Syrian refugees in Berlin developing app to cut through red-tape

Bureaucrazy. Any foreigner looking to spend more than the allotted visa-free period in Germany (if their country even offers this agreement) knows t...

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