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Retail analytics solution provider RetailNext secures giant funding round for global expansion
Earlier this month RetailNext, a global provider of retail analytics solutions with Russian connections, secured $125 million in growth funding. The company intends to use the new funding to strengthen its presence in North America, Europe and Asia, pursue relevant strategic acquisitions, and grow in new markets....
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18 May 2015
Last-minute booking app HotelTonight enters Russian market
HotelTonight, a mobile booking application that helps travelers reserve hotel rooms at the last moment, is coming to Russia, the US company announced via Twitterearlier this month.  ...
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28 April 2015
Russian advertising market to slowdown in 2015, but online remains a growth area
As the Russian economy braces itself for a recession in 2015, belt-tightening measures by Russian businesses are set to include significant advertising budget cuts. In a much more result- and value-oriented advertising environment, companies will look more to online and contextual models, rather than traditional mediums such as TV....
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4 February 2015
Richard Branson’s Virgin Connect buys Moscow region broadband triple-play operator
Trivon AG, the Switzerland-based company which does business through its subsidiaries under the Virgin Connect brand in Russia, has acquired 75% Speedyline, a triple-play operator operating in the Moscow region. Trivon has also got option for the further purchase of the remaining 25%....
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26 January 2015
Yandex and CTC Media sink to record as Goldman says sell
Yandex NV (YNDX) sank to a record in New York after Goldman Sachs Group Inc. cut the stock to sell, forecasting a 31 percent drop in the Russian Internet company’s earnings this year as a weaker ruble dissuades advertisers from increasing spending....
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21 January 2015
Vaizra invests in Israeli and US startups
Vaizra Investments, the fund belonging to VKontakte founders Lev Leviev and Vyacheslav Mirilashvili, has invested in startups Moovit and Boxed. Moovit is an Israeli app which helps users to plan journeys on public transport, and Boxed is a US app for wholesale buyers....
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19 January 2015
Instagram map shows Moscow’s metro as passengers see it
Whenever you spot someone on the Moscow metro taking a photo with their mobile phone, chances are you have just witnessed a combination of two things that are widely popular in the Russian capital....
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16 January 2015
Virtual shoe-fitter wins 15 million ruble grant from Skolkovo
A tech startup that is looking to make those hellish trips to the shoe store a thing of the past has won a grant of 15 million rubles (approximately $275,000 at the current exchange rate) from Skolkovo Foundation....
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23 December 2014
CPA giant CityAds Media acquires Tinkoff Digital’s mobile advertising platform Madnet
Last week, CityAds Media, a Moscow-based international performance advertising platform, announced the acquisition of Madnet. This mobile advertising platform had been launched last year by Tinkoff Digital, а Russian developer of innovative Internet and mobile advertising technologies, as “the first real-time bidding (RTB) platform in Russia for mobile devices.”...
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18 December 2014
Nizhny Novgorod to host youth innovation festival with support of Richard Branson
During three weeks, from November 18 to December 12, InnoFest will bring together more than 1,000 young scientists from among university students and postgraduates, as well as research fellows representing research institutes from the Nizhny Novgorod region. High-level government officials and business people from both the domestic and international entrepreneurial communities are also e...
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10 November 2014
Swiss E-Commerce Conference invites Russian industry players and investors to meet top local and international companies
Russia’s fast growing e-commerce market – including its cross-border segment that is growing by around 75% this year – will be covered with special attention at the Swiss E-Commerce Conference with the participation of Accenture, the Otto Group and East-West Digital News. The event, organized by the Netcomm Suisse industry association, will be held on November...
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7 November 2014
3D printer for ultra-strong components under development
Scientists at the Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) are working on a new 3D printer they claim will enable the printing of body components for spacecraft and submarines, the TPU website announced. According to Alexei Yakovlev, head of the TPU’s Institute of High Tech Physics, “Five different technologies have been developed to produce nanopowder and nanopowder-based materials. W...
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5 November 2014
Yandex announces Q3 2014 financial results
Amsterdam and Moscow – Yandex (Nasdaq:YNDX), one of Europe’s largest internet companies and the leading search provider in Russia, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014....
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23 October 2014
RUSSIAN TV AND RADIO BROADCAST NETWORKS WILL SPEND ALMOST 19 MLN.RUB ON DIGITAL TV ADVERTISING IN THE INTERNET
In terms of federal program Development of TV and Radio Broadcast in Russia for 2009 – 2015, contractor will have to place in October-November 2014 advertising videos and banners in the Internet.  ...
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8 October 2014
EVERYTHING ABOUT GLOBAL ADVERTISING SUMMIT IN MOSCOW
Momentous event is starting this week in Moscow, important not only for communication market in Russia but for the economy of the country in general. Global Advertising Summit – organized by the Moscow’s Government and Russian representative of the International Advertising Association with the support of FAS, Chamber of Commerce and Industry and leading industry organizations.  ...
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7 October 2014
TNS RUSSIA: JOINED ADVERTISING SALES OF THE LEADING MEDIA HOLDINGS WILL PREVENT THE MARKET FALL
The creation of the Unite Seller organized by largest Russian media holdings – VGTRK, First Channel, Gazprom Media and NMG will help to influence positively the Russian market, considers the General Director of TNS Russia Ruslan Tagiev, «In the current situation – russian advertising market is in the difficult situation, such actions as creation of one center – which is res...
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6 October 2014
VOLUME OF AUTOMATED PROCUREMENT HAS REACHED $21 BLN
USA is a global market leader – programmatic  ...
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30 September 2014
SOSTAV.RU HAS DEVELOPED MAP OF THE LARGEST RUSSIAN ADVERTISERS.
The project will help to understand the cooperation: client – agency.  ...
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29 September 2014
CONTEXT WILL KEEP GROWING
Despite the economic situation, the segment will keep high growth rates. Context advertising became #2 media in Russia – by volume of investments and #1 – by dynamics. The segment has grown for 24% in 2013, while internet advertising gained 27%. According to Dentsu Aegis Media, the growth will be 22% in 2014. The positive factors will be - sellthrough (share of bought out advertising p...
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29 September 2014
MOSCOW WILL PLACE SOCIAL ADVERTISING ON VMET.RO
Department of Mass Media and Advertising executed the contract with Maxima Telecom.  ...
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26 September 2014
INTERACTIVE ACCESSED MOBILE ADVERTISING
Online cinema ivi.ru – first among Russian platforms has launched the technology, which allows to use interactive – to communicate with users in mobile video advertising. Now it is possible not only use informational messages but more complicated scheme for communication with targeted audience.  ...
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22 September 2014
IVI.RU LAUNCHED MOBILE INTERACTIVE ADVERTISING
Online cinema ivi.ru has launched interactive advertising formats on mobile devices. The product was tested in traditional web and has showed good results: the number of interactive advertising campaigns increased 3,5 times more in 1H2014.  ...
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19 September 2014
RUSSIA IS STILL LEADING ON GOLDEN DRUM
Legendary international advertising festival Golden Drum will start on 7th October in Slovenia. Interview with Deputy CEO of the Festival Barbara Krajnc.  ...
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10 September 2014
EFFECT OF TELEPHONE CALL
Do banks receive the feedback from the phone calls to clients; is it possible to refuse from such calls? FF.ru asked these questions to banks’ representative.  ...
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8 September 2014
RUSSIAN VISIOBOX IS LAUNCHING ADVERTISING FROM THE CLOUD
VisioBox has developed the system of cloud distribution of digital content. Company’s terminals will be installed in trading centers and public transport. Terminals’ owners will be able to place their videos and revenue from advertising.  ...
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5 September 2014
RUSSIAN PR AGENCIES EXPERIENCE LACK OF CREATIVITY
And according to their clients, also analysts, knowledge and clearness in work. Buman Media agency surveyed 100 PR directors of large Russian and international companies and identified main tendencies in relations of PR Departments with external partners.  ...
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4 September 2014
MRAID TECHNOLOGY IS NOW ON IVI.RU WITH THE HELP OF ADCAMP
Mobile advertising network AdCamp and the most popular Russian online cinema ivi.ru announced about implementation of MRAID technology in mobile services ivi.ru....
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4 September 2014
The government had established the fee for long-term advertising agreements.
According to the government decree, the cost of agreements will be calculating by two formulas. First for the contracts concluded till 12th December 2012 – 7.7 times price increase. Second – for new agreements that will be executed after the decree come into force. According to this formula, base rate is 16 thousand RUB.  ...
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3 September 2014
SOCIAL SHOPPING: $9 BLN.MARKET TURNOVER
According to Havas Media’s research, global goods turnover via social networks in 2013 was 9 bln.USD and can increase twice by 2015.  ...
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2 September 2014
“Gema Motors” is going to become second biggest outdoor ad operator in Russia
“Gema Motors”, and auto dealer holding belonging to Alexander Geller, may soon become a key player in the Moscow outdoor ad market. After the auction, scheduled for Thursday, it can get over 1.3 thousand ad sites for 20,4 billion rubles.    ...
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2 September 2014
Do retail traders have to go online?
By Vladimir Tsvetkov, managing director, SapientNitro Russia    ...
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1 September 2014
"Yandex" starts selling contextual advertising in "VKontakte" social network
"Yandex" will start selling contextual advertising in "VKontakte", Russia's largest social network, said an informed source in one of the online companies.    ...
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1 September 2014
SBERBANK’S EXPENDITURES ON ADVERTISING AND MARKETING IN 1H2014 INCREASED FOR 40%.
According to consolidated financial report for 1H2014, bank’s advertising and marketing expenditures reached 7,4 bln.RUB.   Sberbank spent on advertising 5,4 bln.RUB in 1H2013 that is 40% less than in 2014. For 2Q2014, bank’s advertising costs increased vs same period in 2013 for 54% and hit 4,8 bln.RUB.  ...
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29 August 2014
Operators will now pay for the frequencies by the new scheme
On August 25, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich held a special meeting with representatives of the various agencies on the problems of introducing a new procedure of frequencies payment for operators.  ...
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28 August 2014
Ad banners ride on cars
RBC has published the TOP-20 Russian advertisers rating. Russian biggest media and Internet ad buyers surpass the overall market pace: in H1, 2014 they increased their ad baying spending at 8% while total Russian electronic ad market growth only came to 3% over the same period.  ...
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27 August 2014
The elimination of the "digital inequity" will increase Russia's GDP, the Ministry of Communications says
The "digital inequality" elimination project implementation will create up to 2 million new jobs and will seriously increase the GDP, said the head of the Ministry of Telecommunications Nikolai Nikiforov at a meeting with the General Secretary of the International Telecommunication Union Hamadoun Toure. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry.  ...
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27 August 2014
Mail.ru’s Revenue From Media Advertising Displaying Has Declined
Mail.ru Group has lowered its revenue forecast for 2014 due to a fall in display advertising sales. Budgets have now been re-allocated in favor of contextual advertising and television....
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25 August 2014
ALTERNATIVE SCREENS ATTRACTED ADVERTISING
Demand on mobile format ivi.ru increased for 83%, placements on Smart TV – 200%. Web cannot provide the necessary growth dynamics of online video segment in the future.     ...
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25 August 2014
Ekaterina Veselkova became the new "Gazprom-Media" advertisements reseller
Ekaterina Veselkova become the new "Gazprom-Media" deputy advertisements reseller (this structure sell all advertising in the holding), a company spokesman told to "Vedomosti". Ms. Veselkova confirmed this information.  ...
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14 August 2014
Internet Advertising in Belarus grows by 30% per year
Internet advertising is occupying an increasingly important position in Belarus: in 2012-2013 this segment grew by more than 220% in the monetary terms. This data is contained in a research released today by J'son & Partners Consulting.    ...
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14 August 2014
Gransjoy plans to earn 200K Rubles on dispatching  passing parcels
Gransjoy project launched on a campaign to raise 200 thousand rubles on Boomstarter crowdfunding site. The funds will be invested in development of the original service for tourist parcels dispatching.    ...
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8 August 2014
The specifics of the modern smartphone market
A contemporary St. Petersburg citizen could not survive without a mobile phone. Smartphones have become an indispensable part of people's. According to J'son & Partners Consulting analysts, the total Russian market of "smart" phones will reach 39.9 million units within a four-year term. The share of smartphones in the sales of all mobile devices will increase u[ to 92%.  ...
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8 August 2014
GPMD INCREASED THE AUDIENCE FOR 29% AND REVENUE FOR 64%
Seller of internet advertising reported about high growth rates.  ...
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8 August 2014
BANNER ADVERTISING DECREASED FOR 7% IN 1H2014
Segment of media advertising without video has shown negative dynamics due to the changes in demands in the segment.  ...
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8 August 2014
INTERNET: ON TOP!
Internet advertising in Russia in 1H2014  ...
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8 August 2014
OTT: ADVERTISING REPLACED SUBSCRIPTION
Share of Russian companies on global OTT videservice market in 2013 was less than 1%, according to J’son & Partners Consulting data. By 2017 global OTT market can reach 28,9 bln.USD, it has increased per 3,1 times for the last three years.  ...
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7 August 2014
THERE WILL BE MORE ADVERTISING ON GADGETS
Share of mobile advertising will make a serious growth in the coming next years.  ...
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5 August 2014
We don’t need a class control… In paper form.
Moscow City Department for Information Technology and Education announced the launch of the second stage of the “New Technologies School” project. In the new project’s frames many Moscow schools will obtain government support for new technologies implementation....
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5 August 2014
“New-Ton” becomes exclusive Wi-Fi advertising operator in public transport
“New-Ton” advertising agency has become an exclusive reseller for advertising sites in “Wi-Fi@FREE” network....
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5 August 2014
 Vi will show advertising on Tvigle.ru
The partnership with Tvigle Media will expand the coverage of video network seller for 25%. Seller of media internet advertising IMHO Vi (part of Vi group) will sell advertising on Tvigle.ru platform (Tvigle Media) – was announced in Vi’s press release. Starting 1st August, video service became part of IMHO Vi video network that includes over 30 web-sites with legal professional v...
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4 August 2014