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PeerIndex Takes The Honours As The Europas Awards Drifts Eastwards. The Europas, the annual European Tech Startup Awards, ended last night with a triumphant win by PeerIndex the social ranking service, which clinched the Grand Prix award.

PeerIndex Takes The Honours As The Europas Awards Drifts Eastwards

The result was based on both public online voting and expert judges, recognising the startup’s significant market traction against a much larger competitor, with less resources and a clear path towards both a big consumer and business market. VC DFJ Esprit offered a £50,000 convertible loan note to the Grand Prix winner on the night. After 22 expert judges picked their favourites from 400 entries, and those results where combined with approximately 40,000 public votes from the tech startup industry, clear trends started to emerge from those marked out as Winners and those Highly Commended in the awards.

Aktuelle News aus der Startup-Szene auf einen Blick. | Evolving music past the Play button. Lets Users Play D.J. to Virtual Crowds. CrunchBase, The Free Tech Company Database. News: Social Media | Open Source | E-Commerce | Startups | TYPO3 | Webentwicklung. Why Berlin is home to a new generation of beautiful apps.

When I visited the German capital city of Berlin this week, I took the opportunity to meet as many tech startup entrepreneurs as I possibly could.

Why Berlin is home to a new generation of beautiful apps

As they showed me the apps they’d developed, one theme ran through all of them – they were all good-looking, and many of them were world-class gorgeous. Sure, designers from across Europe create very attractive apps, but in many cases they lack that extra sheen and attention to detail that helps make apps from Silicon Valley look that little bit ‘better’, even if functionally there may not be much difference, regardless of where the app was made.

Many apps from Berlin seem to have that extra something, and even though you may not have heard of many of the latest generation of startups based in the city yet, if you try their products, you’ll see a flair for design shine through. Die erfolgreichsten Internet-Unternehmen aus Deutschland. 0 Kommentare Von Rainer Schuldt, 23.11.2011, 23:00 Uhr Google, Facebook, Amazon, Ebay ... fast alle großen Internet-Konzerne haben ihren Sitz in den USA.

Die erfolgreichsten Internet-Unternehmen aus Deutschland

Doch auch in Deutschland gibt es Unternehmen, die sich anschicken, das weltweite Datennetz kräftig aufzumischen. COMPUTER BILD stellt zehn Beispiele vor. Zur Bildergalerie. Silicon Allee | German Tech News in English. Grü - Infos für Gründer, Unternehmer, StartUps. Pinspire oder die Inspiration der Kopie. Basierend auf der menschlichen Sammelleidenschaft hat sich ein neuer Startup-Trend etabliert.

Pinspire oder die Inspiration der Kopie

Auf virtuellen Pinnwänden kann man seine Fundstücke aus dem World Wide Web sammeln, ordnen und zum gegenseitigen Vernetzen nutzen. Angefangen mit Social-Bookmarking-Diensten entstanden nach und nach neue Portale, die ein ähnliches Konzept mit anderen Schwerpunkten bieten. Und wo es einen Markt gibt, sind die Copycats nicht weit. Pinspire (, das neue Projekt des Samwer-Inkubators Rocket Internet (, hat sich stark vom amerikanischen Vorgänger Pinterest ( inspirieren lassen.