A Week in the Village – our top headlines (9-13 April)

Tech crystal ball
Tech crystal ball

On Monday, the blogosphere rocked with Instagram’s announcement it would be acquired by Facebook for a cool $1 billion…

Mobile Photography

VIDEO – The explosive rise of mobile photography – Instagram and beyond

So what was it that drew Facebook – and millions of users – in? We asked professional photographer Carolin Weinkopf, EyeEm co-founder Florian Meissner and graphic designer Linda Gavin for their thoughts (video).

 

Phonedeck Hello, Phonedeck

Berlin startup Phonedeck wowed international crowds with its public release, drawing in enough traffic to briefly take down the company’s servers. We spoke to CEO Frank Fitzek about what might come next (shared device access at Sankt Oberholtz, anyone?)

 

Pinterest versus Pinspire

 Is Pinspire letting 70 employees go?

Sources say Pinterest-clone Pinspire may be winding down. Could fierce competition be to blame?

 

 

Target Partners, DN Capital, Accel, Holtzbrinck Ventures and Point Nine to pitch at Heureka!

heureka

Berlin’s hottest new summer web conference is building steam, with more top speakers confirmed. Olaf Jacobi, Christoph Janz, Nenad Marovac, Max Niederhofer and Sven Achter are not speakers to be missed.

We let you know how to win tickets (hint: you could become famous).

width="150" Berlin ranks #17. Berliners respond

Startup Genome’s ranking of the world’s top tech hubs placed Berlin at 17th. How did Berlin founders take the news?