Tres Cabezas in Friedrichshain. Photo: Berlinow

Great Coffee in Friedrichshain


Photo: Berlinow and Twitter (montage)

Twitter is choosing Berlin for their German headquarters, according to Focus Online.

The social media giant has appointed Rowan Barnett, currently social media and community manager at, to lead its operations in Germany.

Twitter has around 140 million active users around the world, but in Germany the service has not been that popular. In February just 4 million German users visited their website. The amount of active users are even lower, last year only 550 000 twitter accounts tweeted in the German language, according to Focus.

Via Focus Online


Lesson learned: Don’t Give Your Parents an iPad.

Spotify’s founders Martin Lorentzon and Daniel Ek. Photo: Spotify

As of today music is “free” in Berlin. Spotify has finally launched in Germany.

The free service has of course it’s limitations. You have to listen to and see ads, and won’t be able to play a song an unlimited number of times. If you pay 4.99 euros a month you’ll get rid of the ads, and will be able to bring your music abroad for an unlimited period. If you opt for the premium plan, which is 9.99 a month, you can listen to music even if you’re offline, and access your tunes on a mobile phone.

Spotify has been a huge success story in it’s home country of Sweden, and is also popular in the UK and US.

Angela Merkel at CeBIT 2012 in Hannover. Photo: CeBIT

CeBIT, Germany’s tech fair behemoth, is ending Saturday. For those of you that didn’t go to Hannover, we’ve put together a nice little gallery of the highlights. See Chancellor Angela Merkel put technology in water, a robotic pole dancer, and The Scorpions.

More than 4,200 companies from over 70 countries exhibited at CeBIT 2012.


The German Chancellor Angela Merkel got five large glasses of beer poured down her neck at a party meeting last week. The whole episode was caught on video, which of course is going viral…