Germany

What Does Twitter Want With Germany?

Germany may be Europe’s biggest economy, but Twitter has relatively low take-up there. So why does the company appear to be preparing to set…

Team Europe Ventures Readies

Team Europe Ventures – the quartet of investors who backed StudiVZ and Amiando – is keeping the fire burning for early-stage digital venture…

Casual Games On The Rise As Wooga Bags

Getting procrastinating office workers and teenagers to play games on Facebook is still a thriving business model, it would seem. Berlin-bas…

German Social Gamer Wooga Gets VC Funds

A rare VC deal at the high of the summer investment lull: Berlin’s social gaming company Wooga (which stands for “world of gaming”) has rece…

German Careers Site Experteer Gets

The recruitment market may have been badly hit in the advertising crash, but despite that German jobs site Experteer has won

Springer Set For

Thought the boom in private equity media investment was over? Not so for German scientific and medical publisher Springer Science and Busine…

German Court Rules On Ringtones

Germany’s Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) in Karlsruhe has ruled that a license from the country

European Mobile Advertising Moving Mainstream?

Is mobile advertising in Europe finally moving toward the mainstream? In a recent study looking at SMS advertising audiences and response ra…

T-Mobile Germany Cuts iPhone Price To $156

T-Mobile Germany has slashed the cost of an 8GB iPhone to a mere 99 euros ($156) from 399 euros ($628), in what analysts are saying is an at…

70K iPhones Sold in Germany: T-Mobile

T-Mobile, a unit of Deutsche Telekom (NYSE: DT), has said that in Germany, it has sold about 70,000 Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) iPhones since launch…

Mobile IM To Triple By 2013 In Europe: Report

Mobile instant messaging (IM) adoption in Europe is expected to triple, despite network operator fears that IM will eat into the revenues of…

Germany’s T-Mobile iPhone Sales Lagging?

Vodafone (NYSE: VOD) has lost their case in Germany to stop T-Mobile from selling the iPhone exclusively, but their court battle may have da…

German Avatar Start-up Weblin Gets Funding

Weblin, the Hamburg, Germany-based avatar platform firm, has received an undisclosed amount of strategic funding from Deutsche Telekom

eBay Buys German Auction Site Afterbuy.com

eBay (NSDQ: EBAY) has acquired ViA-Online GmbH, the German auction management software developer that operates Afterbuy.com. Terms of the de…

T-Mobile To Launch IPhone In Germany

Germany’s Deutsche Telekom (NYSE: DT) has announced a Wednesday news conference in Berlin, reports AP, and considering the reports that Stev…

German Mobile Video Company Gets Seed Funding

Berlin-based ViiF has announced an undisclosed amount of seed investment from Neuhas Partners, along with local business angels and the IBB.…

MFD, Neva Media Form Mobile TV JV In Germany

Rival German mobile TV concerns Neva Media and MFD are teaming up for a DVB-H-based mobile TV service — provided they win licenses (awards…

T-Mobile Germany Adds Ads To Portal

Advertising is gaining ground with mobile carriers…T-Mobile Germany has announced it is putting advertisements on its mobile internet port…

T-Mobile Germany’s IPhone Blunder

T-Mobile Germany put up a page on the iPhone, and although they took it down quickly there’s still screencap evidence… Of course, this is…

German regulator set to approve mobile-TV JV

Following up from yesterday’s official EU endorsement of the DVB-H standard or mobile TV, the German Competition Office will give the go-ahe…

Mobile TV Is Like Sushi: Report

The Vienna-based Institut der WU has issued a report (commissioned by 3) which claims that consumers will not be able to resist mobile TV, a…

Deutsche Telekom Invests In VoIP Company

Deutsche Telekom has joined Intel in investing in VoIP firm Jajah through its investment arm T-Online Venture Fund, reports the BBC. Around…

AOL Acquires German Company Adtech AG

AOL has bought a controlling interest in Adtech AG, an international online ad-serving company based in Frankfurt, Germany. Financial terms…

German Regulator To Probe DVB-H Consortium

The German Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt) had decided to launch a detailed examination of the plans for a joint DVB-H mobile TV ne…

Samwer Brothers Back Frazr — German Twitter

Alexander, Oliver and Marc Samwer — a well-known European trio of entrepreneurs — have invested an undisclosed sum in Frazr, a German and…

Germany Heeds EU’s Call For DVB-H

The German network regulator, BNetzA, is taking bids from companies seeking frequencies to provide broadcast mobile TV service based on the…

GoFresh Doubles Revenues

Munich, Germany-based Gofresh has announced that revenues for 2006 doubled, the third time this has happened in a row…although it doesn’t…

MobileLabs Launches E-Mail App

German company MobileLabs has launched a Java app that supports a variety of messaging options, reports Alarm Clock. The application is call…

Germany

German mobile operator E-Plus has added a new cartoon content channel to its WAP portal. CARTOON CITY will feature clips and episodes of sho…

Debitel Gets 5,000 DMB Subscribers

This is behind a subscription wall at Telecom Paper so we can only see the first paragraph, but it says that “German mobile service provider…

WebPay/Click&Buys Gets Investment From Intel

Online and mobile micropayment provider FirstGate Internet, which operates Click&Buy content micropayments service in various countries in E…

Nokia To Buy gate5, Offer Map Functions

Nokia has announced it will buy German navigation software maker gate5 by the end of the year with the intent of offering maps on its mobile…

German Mobile TV Tests Successful

The recent DVB-H mobile TV trials in Germany have been deemed a success…glowing terms are used in the absence of hard figures. According t…

Amateurs Get in on the Paparazzi Beat

(NYT Reg required) The NYT has a good piece on citizen journalism, and whether it should be regarded as the bold new age of reporting or a t…

User Generated Marketing Starts In Germany

GoFresh — which runs the mobile community site itsmy.com — has signed a marketing deal with FUNK Sunglasses. From the beginning of August…

Will 3G Ever Live Up To Its Hype?

It is now generally accepted that telcos paid far too much to buy 3G licenses — although the idea that the cost of buying the spectrum mean…

August Launch For Jamster Music

Jamster will launch a D2C full track music download service in Germany in August, before a wider European rollout. The Jamster Music service…

Vodafone Germany’s Orb Trial

This is an interesting development…”Vodafone MeinPC uses Orb’s software to allow 3G customers to access the photos and MP3s that reside on…

Correction on Jumbuck Acquiring Wap3 Post

Not sure what happened, but I messed up on some key details on this post about Jumbuck, the Australian mobile content firm, buying out Germa…

Opera Ties With eBay In Germany

EBay will pilot a customized version of the Opera Mini browser in Germany which will allow eBay users to sell, bid and buy things using mobi…

Vodafone Germany Prepares Radio DJ

Vodafone Germany is about to launch the Radio DJ service first mooted in January, and there are some prices given. The subscription is avail…

AOL Germany Planning MVNO

(via I4U) AOL Germany, which is rumored to be up for sale along with other European subsidiaries of AOL, plans to launch an MVNO later this…

Mobile TV In Germany

This is a pretty comprehensive article about mobile TV in Germany…starting with a review of the DMB service planned to launch on May 31 in…

FIFA World Cup Mobile App, From Yahoo

We have obtained some screenshots of the downloadable mobile app Yahoo is going to launch by the end of this month..this is the official FIF…

Mobile TV At The World Cup?

Heise Online: There will be mobile TV available for people attending the World Cup in Germany…but there may not be handsets. “To allow thi…

Daily Handy Foto Soap

A year in the making, a new tele-novella like mobile soap has launched in Germany. “The Daily Handy Foto Soap Combines Picture, Text, Sound…

Vodafone Germany To Offer DVB-H Service In 2007

“Vodafone Germany plans to offer its customers mobile TV services based on the new DVB-H standard from 2007 onward. The Federal Network Agen…

NeoMedia Buys German Gavitec AG

The latest in Neomedia’s buying spree…it’s buying German company Gavitec AG – mobile digit for a total of $7.2 million in cash and shares,…