Mitte Water Filter

CES: Mitte Promises the Cleanest Drinking Water Enhanced for Your Life

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Americans spend a total of $16 billion a year on bottled water, which sell at an estimated 2,000x premium over the water that comes out of the tap, and that is on top of the water filter pitchers or fridge filters being used in most homes. So it is pretty …

Sources: Mitte

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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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Bragi announces Project Ears

Bragi Introduces Enhanced Wearable Project Ears at CES

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It seems like one of the latest technology races centers on packing as many features as possible into tiny buds we place in our ears. While tech giants Apple, Google, Samsung, etc are battling with music in mind, a fast-growing startup out of Germany has been building up a reputation of …

Sources: Bragi

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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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Could discrimination be reduced with dark interviews

Can Interviews in the Dark be a Discrimination Solution? Aldi Does the Test

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany has had anti-discrinimation job application laws on the books since 2006, but while some aspects are easier to control such as asking for someones age, it is hard to determine whether an applicant has been discriminated against based on a physical trait. That is why Aldi Süd decided to run …

Sources: Business Insider

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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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Germany Orders Parents to Destroy Their Kids’ Smartwatches

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s telecommunications agency, the Bundesnetzagentur, issued a new order against the ownership of certain smartwatches targeted to children, citing violations surrounding built-in eavesdropping functions, and is taking the issue a step further than just a sales ban — parents are required to seize and destroy their child’s watch. The ban only targets specific …

Sources: Bundesnetzagentur

Photo: tomemrich [Flickr]

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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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FlixBus looks to capture US bus market

Germany’s FlixBus Plans to Set Sail for U.S. Market

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It’s hard to miss the bright green FlixBus sightings on the busy roads of Europe as the German bus chain has done a solid job of capturing a dominating piece of the long-distance bus service across the region. With a 90-percent share in its home country, Germany’s FlixBus announced they …

Sources: FlixBus, Reuters

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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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Could High-Speed Internet be the Glue that Holds German Coalition Talks Together?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After a rocky election in September, re-elected German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party find themselves looking for a coalition to continue running the government, seeing as no single party received a majority share of the public vote, and while previous partner, the Social Democratic Party (SPD), removed itself …

Sources: Bloomberg

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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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Smaller Grocery Stores Team Up with Amazon to Take on German Giants

Smaller Grocery Stores Team Up with Amazon to Take on German Giants

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

As Germany’s key players in the grocery scene continue to expand and dominate every corner of the country, many of the remaining small guys aren’t yet ready to give up the fight, and while competing directly is becoming an almost impossible task, some have found that utilizing their biggest competitor yet, …

Sources: 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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Germany's bug problem

Germany Has a Serious Bug Problem

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

An odd phenomenon is going on in Germany as the country’s bug population is declining at a rapid pace, and while most of us would see that as news to celebrate, the lack of insects are beginning to affect the natural ecosystem and the first victims appear to be the birds. A …

Sources: PLOSE ONE, NABUDW

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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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Domino's Pizza

Domino’s Eats Up Germany’s Hallo Pizza to Completely Dominate Market

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

America’s popular pizza chain Domino’s is stepping up their game in Germany, a country which it already had a leading presence in, by announcing that it would be eating up its strongest competition in the country with the buyout of Germany’s own local favorite Hallo Pizza and its 170 stores. …

Sources: Domino’s Pizza Enterprises

Photo: Domino’s

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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 3

Tesla Agrees to 30 Percent Wage Increase for German Workers

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Tesla may be one of the hottest names in the car industry right now, and with hundreds of thousands of potential customers waiting for their reserved Model 3, the company is pushing to keep production moving. To get this done, the company recently took over a German engineering group that specializes in automation …

Sources: NY Times

Photo: Tesla Motors

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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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