20. January 2016–
No works committee at Goodgame Studio
Hamburg-based gaming company Goodgame Studios voted 62.8% against having a works committee. Yesterday (Tuesday, January 19th, 2016) the voting took place among 1,035 staff members. Spiegel reports that Chief Strategy Officer Maximilian Schneider had previously explained that works committees are an old-fashioned format.
Factory acquires Silicon Allee
Berlin-based startup and tech blog Silicon Allee has been acquired by Factory. For everyone's understanding: We are not speaking about Factory Berlin – though it does in fact include some of the Factory members. Factory wants to grow internationally and work on becoming "a network of spaces built to support entrepreneurs and foster innovation".