9. June 2015–
Blendle to launch in Germany
The Dutch newspaper app Blendle, which allows small micropayments for individual newspaper and magazine articles has signed up all major German national newspapers to its service. Thats includes names such as Bild, Die Welt, National, and BZ have joined Blendle Germany, alongside with magazines e.g. Gala, 11 Freunde, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, and Kicker.
Takeaway decides to take Lieferservice.de offline, Lieferando stays
After Takeaway.com bought the German delivery services Lieferando, it first decided to leave both brands, Lieferando and Takeaway's German delivery service Lieferservice.de, alive. However, it was clear that in the end only one of the two brand should continue to exist. The decision was now announced: Lieferservice.de refers directly to Lieferando.
Mobile Payment Starutp SumUp raises seven-digit Euro round
Berlin-based mobile payment startup SumUp raised a seven-digit Euro amount from Swiss Venture Incubator, to whom's investors e.g. Credit Suisse, Hilti, Nestlé, Novartis and Schindler belong. According to the startup the total investment went up to €40 million.
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