Volker Siems felt lonely and isolated after moving to Berlin, so he founded the Internet portal Polly & Bob. It allows users to meet other people from their neighborhood online.
Without much fanfare Lufthansa will take over portions of the insolvent Air Berlin, ending a long period of suffering for Germany's second-biggest airline. That said, competition regulators will be watching very closely.
The trucks division of German carmaker Daimler has delivered its first fully electric lorries to companies in Europe, as the global race to mass produce the first generation of "green trucks" heats up.
A Lebanese organized crime family is said to be behind the spectacular theft of a giant Canadian gold coin - "the Big Maple Leaf" - from a museum in Berlin. But who are the "family R?"
Germany has one of the most opaque lobbying systems in the industrialized world, according to LobbyControl. Ben Knight joined the NGO's tour of Berlin's government quarter to find out how lobbyists gain their influence.
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