Today in Germany: Here, BookYourHero, Events.

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Nokia sells Maps to BMW, Audi, and Mercedes for $3 Billion

German carmakers decided to buy Nokia’s map software “Here” for the final price of €2.8 billion. Each party willl hold an equal state in it. “High-precision digital maps are a crucial component of the mobility of the future,” Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche stated. “With the joint acquisition of Here, we want to secure the independence of this central service for all vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and customers in other industries.”
[the verge]

German competition for Helpling and Book A Tiger in Barcelona raises €1.5 million

Based in Barcelona, BookYourHero does the same as Book A Tiger and Helpling in Germany and some other European countries: they offer a platform to book a cleaner. Now, BookYourHero announces its second funding round: €1.5 million were invested by Seaya Ventures.
[Gründerszene] (German)


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