Today in Germany: Skoove, Samwer

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Into playing music? Skoove is opening public beta

Skoove, a music learning platform claims to offer the world’s first interactive online piano lessons. Yesterday, it opened a public beta version. Skoove give piano players real time feedback on their progress and works through any web browser. It is backed by Microsoft Ventures and HTGF.

Samwer brothers buy the historical Ullsteinhaus building in Berlin Tempelhof

In April, company builder Rocket Internet announced to buy a building at Checkpoint Charlie and name is Rocket Tower. Now, the Samwer brothers (who founded Rocket Internet) purchased another large real estate in Berlin: The Ullsteinhaus in Tempelhof. It has quite a history: Being build in the 1920’s for the Ullstein publishing house, it became a known media house where German newspapers such as Berliner Zeitung, Berliner Morgenpost and part of Der Tagesspiegel were produced after World War II. 1985 it was sold to the Becker und Kries consortium bought it, who now sold it to the Samwer brothers.
[Gründerszene] (German)

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