What does Twitter want with Germany?


It looks like Twitter’s going to set up shop in Berlin. A couple of months after Jack Dorsey said he was looking to hire in Germany, a market where Twitter is struggling to grow, a local magazine says the company has chosen the nation’s capital for its next location.

Jack Dorsey and Angela Merkel (courtesy of Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert)Focus magazine reported that Twitter has already found someone to head up its Berlin operation.

The company confirmed that its German chief will be Rowan Barnett, currently the head of community and social media at news site Bild.de — but Focus also said it had spotted job ads, which have now reportedly been taken down, for a press spokesperson and a manager to deal with sports club relations.

The choice of location is in some ways surprising — international tech companies have tended to put roots in wealthier areas such as Hamburg and Munich. However, Berlin is rapidly becoming Germany’s web…

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