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Radical Agility: How Zalando Tech Became Berlin’s Hottest Workplace

“We can wait in the jungle” isn’t something you hear much in Berlin – much less in the office of a fast-growing multinational. But a jungle (perhaps better described as a bush,…

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Tech Open Air Berlin’s Collaborative Spirit Merges Tech with Culture

It has not taken long for Tech Open Air (TOA) to become a big fixture on Europe’s tech events calendar. The show, whose 2016 edition kicks off in Berlin on the July…

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Deutsche Post Cozies Up to Amazon, as Retailer Looks to Launch Deliveries

Deutsche Post, Germany’s largest logistics company, has stressed its cooperation with online retailer Amazon – despite the latter’s plans to launch a standalone delivery service in the country. Spokesperson Danja Kuhlmann told…

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U.K. Workers ‘Burdened by System Complexity’ – Report

Tens of billions of dollars is being lost to the U.K. economy through unnecessary tasks each year, a report has found – and poor-performing technology is at the heart of the problem.…

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Google’s Go Victory – Four Other Times AI has Taken on Humanity at Games

Yesterday’s defeat of legendary Go player Lee Se-dol marked yet another benchmark in the progress of artificial intelligence. The win, in South Korean capital Seoul, takes the Silicon Valley firm’s AlphaGo program…

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Four Places With Surprisingly Slow Internet Speeds

by Anam Alpenia The Obamas raised eyebrows this weekend by complaining about, of all things, spotty Wifi in the White House. “It can be a little sketchy,” the First Lady told CBS’…

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CodeGirl’s Lesley Chilcott on Narrowing Tech’s Gender Gaps

by Anam Alpenia Only 7% of tech startups are led by women. Among the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, only 25 are women and 23 have an all-male boardroom. It was these…

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The Year Ahead for Technology Law in Europe

2015 was a big year for technology law in Europe, with Safe Harbor slashed and the Single Digital Market high on Brussels’ agenda. But what do the continent’s lawyers make of the…

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Germany Looks to Win the Smart Factory Game in 2016

by Anam Alpenia Nestled beside the Franco-German border, on the eastern banks of the Rhein, Karlsruhe is a natural location for big business. It is also one of the country’s premier technological…

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Gap between St Petersburg and Moscow narrowing – but funding still miles away

When Pavel Durov was dismissed as CEO of VKontakte, the social media platform he had founded in 2006, last summer, Saint Petersburg’s tech community lamented the loss of its most enigmatic character,…

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