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Facebook and Google join dataportability.org

Hehe – didn’t expect them reacting that fast to my call for an openID for Social Networks…. but dataportability.org today announced that Google and Facebook joined their ranks. Google will be represented by Brad Fitzpatrick, the inventor of LiveJournal and one of the primary minds behind OpenID. Facebook will be represented by Benjamin Ling, who today runs the Facebook platform. Marshall has more… Unfortunately we in the EU do have

Business Models for Twitter

Twitter becomes a ( political ) aggregator. Ted Shelton uses it. Earlier today twitter was seen as an interview platform.

Me, myself and I

Hello. My name is Michael Reuter. I am co-founder of iognos,, AppAdvisors, AppInvest and appstar. Before app economy I co-founded YiGG, the independent German social news site, which I sold in 2012. I have been an entrepreneur in the online business since 1995 when I founded arsmovendi.com (later travelgate AG), one of the first online travel agencies in Germany. This is my blog which I started in January 2008. I

Italian-style Starbucks

One very offline business idea came into my mind: You all know Starbucks. Starbucks entered a overcrowded market (you got your coffee nearly everywhere) with a commodity product (coffee). The result: they are exremely successfull and are running 13.000+ stores worldwide. In Europe, especially in Germany, Italian food is ubiquitous – here in Munich we have hundreds of little pizza restaurants and Italian coffee bars. I think it’s time for

MacWorld vs CES

The Danger of Blogging

Advertising provokes Premium Users

In December 2007 Xing, a German social network, announced to show display advertising to add another revenue stream to their premium user fees. With the beginning of January 2008 the ads have been displayed. For all users, free accounts as well as premium accounts. Many (2500?) premium users seem to be in a rage and have begun to express their anger in forums and blogs, as well as in Xing

If you print this, I will kill you!

Israeli entrepreneur Yossi Vardi is one of the few really cool VC people in this world. Best known for having sold ICQ to AOL during those times everybody had a lot of cash, and not known for his social projects where he is donating money and time. Threatening the Economist’s journalist with death should be taken with a pinch of salt – but he make a very good point: those

YiGG in Top 10 Social Web Players Germany

Heya! Tim Rohrer from centernetworks.com added YiGG to the 10 Top Social Web Players in Germany – even with anachronistic October 07 numbers… Thanks man ­čśë

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