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Why tech-loving Germans are afraid of Google

It has a certain libertarian cowboy mindset that ignores obstacles and rules

If Silicon Valley wants to succeed in Germany, it needs to comply with the particularities of the German and European market. We love technology, but we want it delivered on our terms.


THESE days Germany is known for being many things: a leader in clean technology, a manufacturing powerhouse, Europe's foreign policy centre. But increasingly, it seems to have taken on yet another stereotype - as a nation of Luddites.

And truth be told, Germany is not a...