Pressure Mounts Volkswagen: The Carmaker Expected to Name New C.E.O. on Friday

 The Carmaker Expected to Name New C.E.O. on FridayMartin Winterkorn, the CEO of Volkswagen, the German car maker hit by an emission scandal, resigned on Wednesday.

Growing Export Lifts the Trade Surplus of Germany to New Highs

Growing Export Lifts the Trade Surplus of Germany to New HighsWith exports widening greatly in the month of May, the trade surplus of Germany hit a new record high. The exports from the euro nation surpassed its imports according to the federal statistics office Destatis.

Festo Gives World Bionic Kangaroo

Festo Gives World Bionic Kangaroo Festo, German industrial automation company, has developed robotic kangaroo. After giving two years to the project, it has come up with BionicKangaroo, which is a meter high and weighs seven kilograms.

Germany gives Hospital Exemption to Northwest Bio Brain Cancer Drug

Brain-Cancer-DrugNorthwest Biotherapeutics Inc's stock jumped as much as 36% after it managed to seek a special permission to sell its experimental cancer drug in Germany.

A special 'hospital exemption' was given to the tiny US biotech in Germany, which means that Northwest can now sell the injectable drug for five years despite the fact that it has not completed its late-stage trial of the immunotherapy.

Skype for Outlook is now available worldwide to all Webmail users

SkypeIn an announcement made via an official blog post, Microsoft's Skype Internet telephony service said that it is rolling out a new feature which will enable the users of the Microsoft Webmail service to launch and hold Skype video calls directly from their Outlook inbox, irrespective of their location.

PediaPress launching Indiegogo campaign to print bound copies of entire English Wikipedia contents

PediaPressMainz, Germany-based PediaPress is set to launch an Indiegogo campaign pivoting around its mammoth effort to print bound copies of the entire contents of the English Wikipedia, the collaborative online encyclopedia.

PediaPress already has a partnership in place with the Wikimedia Foundation, for providing print-on-demand services to the organization.