A new Netflix miniseries will tell the incredible story of two German computer pioneers who took on Google. “The Billion Dollar Code” is a German drama that sees the pair go to court for their rights as inventors of the Google Earth algorithm in a battle against a seemingly invincible opponent. From the hacker scene in post-reunification Berlin in the 1990s to the idealistic world of early Silicon Valley and the harsh reality of a multi-million dollar lawsuit, The Billion Dollar Code tells of a great friendship, loyalty and the question of justice in the digital age. The series arrives on October 7th and you can see the trailer below.
No one knows this story. In Berlin in the 90s, two friends, Carsten and Juri, create Terra Vision, something that seemed impossible at the time: the precursor to Google Earth. 25 years later, the German computer nerds are facing the global corporation in court. The Billion Dollar Code, based on a true story.