Today in Germany: Plug and Play, Zalando, Audible, Gaming Industry, Homejoy, Kim Dotcom

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Axel Springer Plug and Play announces new startups

Berlin-based accelerator Plug and Play starts its fifth round and announces 12 new startups. For five percent of their equity they receive € 25,000. Find a list and the descriptions on Plug and Play’s website

Zalando on its way to be profitable

Europe’s largest online fashion retailer Zalando claims to be on track to make its first full-year profit as it reins in marketing spending after reporting sales growth slowed slightly in the third quarter. Read more on Reuters.

How Audible Can Hear The Sweet Sound Of Success

Glashaus is the first originally-produced German-language audio series from Audible‘s German office. In Germany and internationally the company played around with producing their own content. Into Podcasts? Then read more about company on Silicon Alley.

The Gaming industry in Berlin is growing

Especially audiovisual  companies are growing, Morgenpost reports. That does not only cover TV and film- , but also Gaming companies. Read more on Morgenpost (German, switch on Google Translate)   

Homejoy starts in Hamburg

After launching in Berlin and Munich, the U.S. cleaning service Homejoy launches in Hamburg. According to the startup it has already 20 cleaners on its platform and can do about 200 appointments a week. Having started in 2012, the service is now available in over 40 countries. Competitors include Rocket Internet’s Helpling, Book A Tiger and CleanAgents.

Kim Dotcom is broke

German entrepreneur Kim Dotcom run out of money after spending over $10 million on legal costs. Read more on Business Insider

 

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