So klingt nur Berlin


One of the main reasons I moved to Berlin was that it is the capital of classical music. I also love sports and Berlin not only has a famous marathon, but also a Formula E race, ice speedway (sic!) and an Olympic stadion with a top football team.

Recently, the two passions came together in a new campaign created by two Hungarian immigrants. Iván Fischer, the principal conductor for Konzerthausorchester Berlin, and Pál Dárdai, current coach of the Bundesliga top 3 team Hertha Berlin.

As a bicycle heavy user, I really love the bicycle scene i the segment. But notice that he is sorrounded only by cars. Lots of cars. They are the dark side of Berlin.

This is what it looked like when they showed the spot at the sold out (80,000 people!) Hertha Berlin game against BVB Dortmund. The match between the number 2 and number 3 teams in the Bundesliga ended 0-0.


Facebook smashes Wall Street’s expectations


Shares in the company jumped more than 6 percent in after-hours trading. Even shares of social media competitors like LinkedIn and Twitter traded higher Wednesday after the bell.

The company saw a 46 percent increase in earnings-per-share, and a nearly 52 percent increase in revenue over the same period last year: In the fourth quarter of 2014, Facebook recorded earnings of 54 cents per share on $3.85 billion in revenue.

In total for the full year 2015, Facebook said its revenue came in at $17.93 billion — an increase of 44 percent year-over-year.

Read the full story on CNBC here.

Read the press release here.

American Horizon

This is a truly great political ad from the Bernie Sanders team. “Time for rest and grandchildren” – so good. Surely there must be more Americans that support this vision than the Trump craziness?