Today in Germany: Kiwi.ki, Google, dpa, Data law

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Berlin-based startup Kiwi.ki receives funding, Google wants to help German students learn to code, and more.

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Kiwi.ki’s founders: Peter Dietrich (left), Claudia Nagel and Christian Bogatu

Kiwi.ki receives close to €1 million in funding

Berlin-based Kiwi.ki is a startup that wants to help you open doors without a key. It has received €800,000 in funding from the ProFit-Program, an initiative of the Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB), and over €150,000 from a program led by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. [Gründerszene]

Google supports German students program with robots

Working together with the IT institution Fraunhofer IAIS, Google.org has invested €1 million to create a new program that can make programming robots easier. The project titled Open Roberta is meant to encourage kids to code using programmable robots. [The Next Web]

German Press Agency dpa plans an accelerator for media startups in Hamburg

The German Press Agency dpa wants to start an accelerator for innovative media startups together with German publishers. An example of this model is already in place in San Francisco. [Gründerszene]

New German data law could impact U.S. tech firms

Germany is debating a law that would require companies to reveal source code and other information. This may bind U.S. and German tech companies that will not be able to keep  their promise of data privacy when the government requests access. [Gigaom]

Image Credit: Kiwi.ki