Cat's Out of the Bag27 Apr 2007
Nico's confirmed the rumor, he's coming back to Hamburg to lead a new startup called Shoppero. And here I was all set to start a counter-rumor that he was really coming to Hamburg to start working for us.
I did some initial systems consulting for the project (OK, it was more like "Can you set up a server for us?" "Sure, no problem."), so I've been in on the secret. And note that they have a .com domain rather than .de. Their plans for world domination are not limited to the German-speaking world.
Another tidbit: the project has been blogging under a code name in English for several weeks, but the rumormongers don't seem to have found it yet. :-)