German Consumers Continue Switch to Contactless Payment

A new survey commissioned by digital business association bitkom has confirmed what anyone who has recently visited a German supermarket knows. Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, shoppers are increasingly turning to electronic payment options.

Simulating Taste With Smell

Fledgling Munich company air up is making waves in the beverage sector with a flavored water that, strictly speaking, contains no taste at all.

German Fintech Increases Value Sevenfold

There’s exponential growth, and then there’s this. Berlin fintech and trading app Trade Republic has just concluded a USD 900 million round of funding and is now valued at USD 5.3 billion after being rated at USD 730 million at the end of last year.

Frankfurt Leads Data Centers Pack

Germany’s financial capital Frankfurt is also the top address in German-speaking Europe for data centers – that’s the conclusion reached in a new study by consultants Pricewaterhousecoopers and and the German Data Center Association.

Fair Trade Claims More of German Market

A growing number of consumers in Germany are demanding social equity when making their purchase decisions

From Cyberpunk to Wild West: The 2021 German Computer Game Prize Winners

Germany’s Ministry of Transportation and Digital Infrastructure, together with the Association of the German Games Industry and the Foundation for Digital Gaming Culture, have handed out their yearly accolades.

German Games Market Was a Big Winner in 2020

Sales revenue in the gaming industry rocketed up 32 percent last year. German industry organization game registered more than EUR 8.5 billion in sales in 2020 compared with just under EUR 6.5 billion in 2019.

Germany’s Newest Unicorn is Gorillas

Berlin food delivery start-up Gorillas is the latest fledgling firm to join the coveted club of companies valued at USD 1 billion or more.

Germany’s “Future Fund” – Questions and Answers

The German government has begun allocating money under last’s year’s highly touted EUR 10 billion “future fund“ to supercharge VC investment in start-ups and other promising young businesses.

Germans Embrace Online Shopping

German consumers have long been skeptical of e-commerce. But pandemic restrictions coupled with the sheer convenience of it have won Europe’s most conservative shoppers over to Internet retail platforms, as one sector in particular illustrates.