Daily news bulletin on German startups

Netbiscuits has announced a deal with Samsung to provide apps for use on its bada OS; shopping platform Smatch.com has integrated its service with Facebook; recruitment platform Experteer has hired Isabell Wagner as VP for enterprise sales; and Popula co-founder has written a song in honour of TechCrunch.

Netbiscuits inks deal with Samsung

Netbiscuits, SamsungThe Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics has contracted the Kaiserslautern-based company Netbiscuits to provide apps for its smartphones. Netbiscuits claims to be the world’s leading cloud software service for the development of mobile sites and apps. According to a press release, the deal will see Netbiscuits developing several apps for Samsung’s mobile operating system „bada“, which smartphones like the Samsung Wave run on.

Smatch.com integrates with Facebook

SmatchSmatch.com, the marketplace for fashion, home and lifestyle product suppliers, has just launched a social shopping element by integrating their service on Facebook. This means online stores will in future get their products displayed in full on the social networking site, with users able to „like“ particular products or recommend them friends. Smatch has made a start with the app by listing over 650,000 products, and more will follow.

Isabell Wagner joins Experteer

Isabell Wagner, experteer, recruitment portalThe former CEO of Yahoo Search Marketing Isabell Wagner has joined the management at recruitment platform Experteer, based in Munich. No official statement has been made yet, but Wagner’s Xing profile already lists her new role as „Vice President of Enterprise Sales“. She was recruited from online marketing specialists Bigmouthmedia, where she was managing director of the German business.

Popula celebrates TechCrunch in song

Popula TechCrunchThe Cologne-based events calendar startup Popula is creating buzz in tech forums after co-founder Christopher Grimm wrote and recorded a song lauding TechCrunch and celebrating its takeover by AOL. Robin Wauters at TechCrunch posted the song and head honcho Michael Arrington gave it the thumbs up, saying it was „amazing“. According to Wauters, it was a „sort of thank-you note“ for doing a write up of Popula back in 2008, which helped the young startup attract funding.