German incubators vs. good ideas?

German Startup-Blog Gründerszene wrote an euphemistic article about careers in the StartUp Scene in Berlin. They interviewed one of their interns, well boil it down to the opening sentence of the article: ‘rock your business studies, gain experience for 2 ears and then go for the big incubators’. Marcel Weiss commented in his excellent blog…

What data facebook is hoarding?

Have you ever been curious what data exactly facebook is collecting and hoarding about you? Facebook is holding at least 84 data categories about every user – wow – that’s a lot. The good thing is (as long as you’re a E.U. resident) – under Europe-wide data protection rules, anyone can send a written request for their full data and,…

who is defining reality?

If you followed some of the recent German news, you may know that German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg resigned from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet after weeks of mounting pressure after a crowd driven wiki called Guttenplag proved  him plagiarizing significant portions of his doctoral dissertation. Now this wiki is nominated for the major German journalism…