Archive for the 'Europe' Category

One hundred reasons I love Europe

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

So many reasons one can be fond of Europe:

#37 — The cute French and Dutch female voices and their most charming announcements on the Thalys express train from Cologne to Brussels.

What’s your reason?

System One: advanced wiki made in Austria

Friday, September 15th, 2006

This looks interesting: System One screencast (via Techcrunch).

From their site:

System One combines human intelligence and machine power in an intuitive web-based application.

And from the screencast:

System One filters the information flood — individually, relevant, in real time.

I met Bruno Haid, System One’s Head of Strategy, at the Hyperscope 1.0 release party in Menlo Park last week. I look forward to talking to him some more at the upcoming Blogtalk Reloaded conference in Vienna.

Interesting, too, how we just saw the demo of Aachen, Germany-based Mnemomap at the recent Web Monday Silicon Valley, who are trying to do similar things on the public web.


Thursday, August 24th, 2006

First France, now the UK, but — to say it in the words of Tom Coates — where are all the German start-ups? Or rather, where are they on Techcrunch?

In the meantime, I’ve put up this list on the Web Monday wiki.

GABA & Friends: European Summer Mixer, August 31

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

GABA is doing a summer mixer (Upcoming) in San Francisco again, this time in cooperation with their Italian, British, French and Swiss colleagues.

Don’t miss.

Coming this fall: BarCamp Berlin

Friday, June 16th, 2006

I am glad to see the BarCamp meme has finally reached Germany. As much as I can from here, I will help Raju, Sebastian and others organize BarCamp Berlin, which will happen some time this fall in Berlin, Germany. If my schedule permits I will be there to attend.

Thanks, Chris, for the neat logo.

Ain’t she a beauty…

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Delightful pictures of the Citroën DS on Flickr.

Too bad Netflix doesn’t deliver any meaningful results for the same search yet, because movies with this particular car in them are likely to be good (think Ventura, Gabin, Delon, Trintignant, Piccoli, Montand, Belmondo etc.).


Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

On this day, 69 years ago:

The bombing of Guernica was an aerial attack on April 26, 1937, during the Spanish Civil War by the German Luftwaffe squadron known as the Condor Legion against the Basque city of Guernica. It was the first aerial bombardment in history in which a civilian population was attacked with the apparent intent of producing total destruction.

Pablo Picasso’s painting Guernica can currently be seen at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid.

On one August morning in Paris, 1976…

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

Wow, this is really fast (via Siggi).

Global Players on CNBC

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Sabine Christiansen in my living room. Funny. Tonight’s subject: “Fighting foreign takeovers: patriotism … or protectionism?” Judging from the last 10 minutes this looks like an exact clone of her weekly talk show in Germany: a lot of talking, no real insights.

Endangered Machinery

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

Great photos by Haiko Hebig: Endangered Machinery - Industrial and Industrial Heritage Photography.