German Startups begin getting the financial attention they deserve

German Startups Soaring as Investors Wake Up to their Potential

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany has long been known as the center for some industry changing startups, but despite their promising potential, much of the investor attention has been focused on the American scene and its silicon valley talent. Though one look at this year’s venture capital spending paints a new picture for the growing number …

Sources: Bloomberg, Crunch Base, Handelsblatt

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Tesla Model S

Why Tesla’s Cars are Called Unsafe by German Watchdog

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Even in the country known for das premium auto, the demand for obtaining the expensive and hard to buy Tesla is high, but according to a leading vehicle inspection agency, buyers are being told to steer clear of specific Model S cars that have self-driving capabilities. Tesla’s autopilot feature has been quite popular with consumers, …

Sources: Handelsblatt

Photo: Tesla

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German national soccer team meets virtual reality

Is Virtual Reality Germany’s Secret Weapon for 2018 World Cup?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It may be too early in the game to determine whether or not virtual reality is here to stay or only just a fad, but while it’s here, the German Football Association (DFB) is willing to give it a shot at becoming the team’s secret weapon when it heads to Russia …

Sources: The Daily Dot

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Audi Billboard Musk-Have

Audi Billboard Pokes Fun at Tesla’s Elon Musk in Berlin

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

For several years now, Tesla has mastered the desirability index of the electric car market with little competition from the more established automakers. Within the next year though this is expected to change, and as Germany’s Audi is set to launch their entrance into this new world of oil-free cars, they …

Sources: Audi via autoevolution

Photo: Audi via m.a.x.i.m.i.l.i.a.n

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Cameras eliminate privacy to serve ads

Cameras Profile Public to Serve Ads in the Land of Privacy

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The science fiction status of a future where the ads we see out in the real world individually broadcast based on personal targeting is becoming a reality, and it is coming right out of the country known for protecting individual privacy. Despite the large amount of advertising inventory, companies struggle to send their …

Sources: DW

Photo: Matthew Henry

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Volkswagen Laughing Horse Ad

Watch the Viral Ad that Volkswagen Was Afraid to Air

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Volkswagen has rightlfully chosen to err on the side of caution after the emissions scandal broke out around its line of vehicles, and after finishing production on a Super Bowl-worthy ad, the German automaker almost scrapped the idea out of fear that the humor of it could backfire. Thankfully Volkswagen enlisted …

Sources: Volkswagen via Adweek

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Tiny home? Why not the Sealander?

Could Germany’s Sealander be the Ultimate Tiny Home?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It’s a trailer. It’s a boat. It’s a traveling trailer boat? Maybe it has a little identity crisis, but that doesn’t stop the German-made Sealander uncool. In fact it could very well be the ultimate ‘tiny home’ that goes with you wherever your heart desires, because this little piece of German …

Sources: Sealander

Photos: Malte Spindler/DIE BRUeDER, Sealander GmbH 2014

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Schalke 04 NFC Jersey

Schalke 04 Fans Can Give Up Their Clothing for Concessions

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Paying with your smart phone or watch was so last year. Fans of Gelsenkirchen’s football/soccer club Schalke 04 (S04) will have a new way of paying for those brats and beers during games, and all it takes is handing over their newly purchased team jersey. No, fans won’t have to actually hand …

Sources: Schalke 04

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Lidl U.S. Store Ext Render

Lidl Opens First Stores on June 15, Promises Price War

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The opening of the first Lidl stores in the US is almost here! The German discount chain has announced that its first 20 stores will open on June 15 across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Competitors have already been fearing the chain’s arrival, and with Lidl now promising to beat prices by …

Sources: Reuters

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Aldi Fresh Produce

Aldi to Revamp Stores and Prices Amid Increased Competition

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

For much of its U.S. existence, little attention was paid to Aldi and its steep discounts on the everyday grocery essentials. As shoppers caught on, especially during rough economic times, the little discount grocery chain from Germany that was once seen as harmless by competitors became the new target to beat. …

Sources: Express

Photo: Aldi

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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