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Russia’s VKontakte to launch rival to Instagram
Russian social network VKontakte is on the verge of releasing a mobile application along the lines of popular photo-sharing service Instagram, news agency RBC reported earlier this month, citing two unidentified people familiar with the company’s plans....
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27 July 2015
Major software engineering conference invites speaker submissions
CEE-SECR is the premier software engineering conference in Russia. The 2015 edition of the conference will take place on October 22-23 at the Digital October Center in Moscow. Nearly 1,000 industry specialists, representing all IT areas, are expected to attend the event....
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21 July 2015
Intel Ignition IoT Labs Intel launches IoT Lab in Russia
Intel is announcing the opening of an “IoT Ignition Labs” in Moscow. With a focus on Smart building, Smart City, and Retail, the Moscow lab “offers tools, technology and engineering know-how to those in the industry keen to take IoT projects into commercial deployment.”...
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7 July 2015
JD.com launches Russian site as first step to global expansion
Last week JD.com, China’s largest online retailer, launched a Russian version of its platform with the stated goal of conquering a 20% share of the Russian e-commerce market....
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29 June 2015
No smoking, please: Russian mobile health technologies
In June 2015 Russia launched the comprehensive project BrosayemKurit.rf (translation: Let’s Quit Smoking). The country celebrated World No Tobacco Day on May 31 with the release of another mobile application, “Smoke Free Area.”...
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29 June 2015
US-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program: Harvard researchers to discuss online media and politics this week in Moscow
This week the Center for New Media & Society will host their colleagues Rob Faris and Bruce Etling from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University for a number of joint events in Moscow....
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22 June 2015
Russian funds Altair and GVA LaunchGurus invest in US startup 1World Online
Earlier this month 1World Online, a US startup founded in 2011 by Russian entrepreneur Alexey Fedoseev, announced the completion of an equity financing A2 round of $2.5 million....
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22 June 2015
The White Nights Conference: 1,200 mobile and social game developers and marketers expected in St. Petersburg
An international mobile and social game development and marketing conference, The White Nights Conference will open its doors for the seventh time on 26-27 June in St. Petersburg....
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22 June 2015
Geolocation startup Meanwhile raised $100,000 from individual investors
Meanwhile, a Russian startup that has created a mobile interface to “offer a simple and convenient access to all local information,” secured $100,000 from unnamed individual investors. The deal took place in late 2014, but was revealed only last week by Russian tech blog Firrma.ru....
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22 June 2015
Gambling affiliate programs section at RACE 2015
The fourth Affiliate Congress and Expo RACE 2015 will be held on 8-9 October 2015. Conference will simultaneously offer several sections, and one of them is gambling affiliate programs section.  ...
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19 June 2015
Startup Village: Thousands of entrepreneurs, investors and officials gathered in Skolkovo to “think globally”
Startup Village, a major industry event held last week at the Skolkovo international tech hub, greeted more than 10,000 participants: Russian and foreign entrepreneurs, investors, venture fund representatives and government officials, including Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev....
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16 June 2015
Altair Capital invests in New York mobile ticketing startup Rukkus
Illustrating once again the invest-abroad trend among Russian tech investors, Altair Capital, the fund of Russian serial business angel Igor Ryabenkiy, has invested in New York-based Rukkus. Launched in 2013, this startup offers “the easiest way on mobile to find and buy the perfect concert, sports, or theater ticket.”...
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4 June 2015
Social investment network eToro launches in Russia
On Friday last week eToro, which presents itself as the world’s largest social investment network for traders, announced its official launch in Russia with fully localized features and support. Pavel Salas, a former executive at Alfa Forex (Alfa-Bank), GKFX and Alpari, has been appointed as head of the Russian office....
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25 May 2015
Controversial post by Russian LGBT activist: VKontakte more liberal than Facebook
Facebook has deleted a post by Russian LGBT rights activist Lena Klimova, where she published images of people who have sent her death threats, Russian opposition-minded online publication Meduza reported....
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18 May 2015
Russian startups mature, but need more tenacity, says Finnish Skolkovo executive
Russia’s high-tech startups are getting better by the year, but innovators need to be more persistent to commercialize their solutions, said Pekka Viljakainen, advisor to Skolkovo president Victor Vekselberg....
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18 May 2015
Russian online travel market still appealing to investors
Illustrating the appeal of the Russian online travel market — which is estimated at $3.8 billion last year — an industry conference and startup contest will take place on April 28 in Moscow....
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15 April 2015
Pavel Titov, DupZapper: the most important thing for us is to see a significant amount of fraud attempts we have helped our clients to prevent
Gaming Congress makes more and more friends. Among those who traditionally speak at the event is our interviewee. Pavel Titov's specialization is analytics and data processing in online gambling with a focus on technology to detect abuse at gambling sites and browser-based games. The guests at Gaming Congress in Georgia highlighted Mr. Titov’s report on the topic of bonus abuse.  ...
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9 April 2015
Gambling in Georgia, Kazakhstan, Belarus: investment climate analysis
While Russia is closing Azov-City and organizes new gaming zones, and Ukraine is thinking about gambling legalizing, gambling in neighboring countries is actively moving forward. The pace is sometimes slower and sometimes faster, but there’s movement anyway....
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9 April 2015
Can legalization of gambling save Ukraine?
Late last year, international rating agency S&P cut the rating of Ukraine to just above default. At that time, there was almost no money left in country's economy. Experts all together said: it is essential to find other sources of revenue for the state budget. Minister of Finance Natalia Yaresko said gambling can be such a source, and its legalization can result in about 2 million UAH for the...
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9 April 2015
Skolkovo startup offers users faster access to web applications
Skolkovo’s IT cluster startup unveiled the solution of software publisher Startpack, whose new program Startpack Launcher offers desktop users faster access to web applications....
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9 April 2015
Kaspersky shares your computer secrets in weekly sauna meetings with Russian secret service, asserts Bloomberg
“The company securing your Internet has close ties to Russian spies,” Bloomberg asserts in a story published last week....
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2 April 2015
SocialKey launches profiled ads on Russian social networks
Digital Society Laboratory (DSL), a Russian developer of Internet-based advertising and analytical applications, has just launched SocialKey Ads, which it presents as a platform to profile and manage ads in Russian social networks. The company invested no less than $3.5 million in the project, reported Russian tech blog Firrma.ru....
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18 March 2015
Results of second Social & Mobile Gambling Conference
On March 12 Moscow ECC "Sokolniki" with great success hosted the second industry conference dedicated to development and promotion of social and mobile gambling - Social & Mobile Gambling Conference 2015....
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17 March 2015
Mail.ru Group launches unified mobile advertising platform
Mail.Ru Group, a leading, LSE-listed Russian Internet Group, has launched myTarget, an advertising platform that combines the audience of mobile services and social networks in Russia and the CIS, including VKontakte, Odnoklassniki and Moi Mir....
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11 March 2015
Russia’s weirdest applications
RBTH has already written about useful applications, such as the ones that will keep you from getting lost in Russia. In this piece we will highlight some of the most unexpected and unique apps created by Russian programmers....
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9 March 2015
Pearson inks deal with Russian online education platform ‘Azbuka’
Russian online education platform ‘Azbuka’ will soon offer customers access to electronic textbooks from global publishing firm Pearson. Based in London, Pearson is the world’s largest educational publisher, with its textbooks used by more than 100 million people worldwide....
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5 March 2015
Apple’s Siri to speak Russian
Apple’s mobile voice-activated assistant Siri will be fully fluent in Russian as part of Apple’s March release of its newest smartphone software, industry website 9to5Mac reported....
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26 February 2015
Three ways Russian culture matters online
After recently speaking at iDate Conference 2015 and reviewing the Russian Online Dating market, I had to follow up with a blog on some of the key takeaways some of the attendees were particularly interested to learn....
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26 February 2015
Yandex says Google shutting others out from Russian Android devices
Russian Internet giant Yandex has requested that Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service investigate Google for violating Russian legislation, news agency RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday....
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26 February 2015
International private equity firms Siguler Guff and CapMan invest in Russian educational test preparation company
Siguler Guff and CapMan, two international private equity firms, announced last week an investment in Maximum Education, a major Russian provider of educational test preparation services, in exchange for “a significant minority stake.”...
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25 February 2015
Russia to pay local devs to migrate apps to Tizen, Sailfish
The U.S. mobile ecosystem duopoly has been the big story of tech for the past six-plus years. And continues to be mobile’s unshakeable reality — with Android and iOS collectively cutting themselves a 96 per cent share of the device market (per Gartner figures for Q3 2014)....
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10 February 2015
Spotify cancels Russia launch for “foreseeable future”
Popular music streaming service Spotify has canceled plans to open offices and launch their service in Russia, just one year after registering a subsidiary in Russia....
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4 February 2015
Zvooq launches full function free mobile music streaming
Moscow – Russian music service Zvooq, part of the holding Dream Industries, changes the game for music streaming by introducing a new model of music listening, becoming Russia’s only fully free legal music service....
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27 January 2015
Hot social media topics to be highlighted at Moscow conference and exhibition
Social media business will be highlighted in Moscow on March 12-14 at the Social Networking Congress & Expo (SNCE), a two-day conference and exhibition that gathers each year the representatives of the Russian social media community....
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27 January 2015
3D mobile app startup developer GeoCV closes seed-stage round
GeoCV, a startup which is developing a mobile app for creating 3D-models of interiors using mobile sensors, has received $100k investment from Starta Capital and the Moscow Seed Fund....
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15 January 2015
Russians are world leaders in online video viewing
Online media consumption is a major part of the Russian Internet. This is due in large part to the average user accessing videos through their social media accounts.  Most Russian social networking sites also provide users with free (and now legal) ways to watch their favorite TV shows and movies online....
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15 January 2015
Russia’s young generation learning military history through video games
A bullet hits a sack next to a howitzer; a projectile explodes in the sky, forcing a plane to lurch to the right. In slow motion, a Red Army soldier lobs grenades into a Nazi tank. A modern rendition of a classic Soviet war song soundtracks the action....
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8 January 2015
Russian social media reacts to ruble crisis with ‘Arctic Fox Day’
A leading Russian economist likened the public reaction to the falling ruble to the “calm of someone facing suicide.” But on the Internet, it looked more like the ”Day of Dark Humor.” Or make that “Arctic Fox Day”: The Russian name (“pesets”) for the cuddly canid sounds almost like an unutte...
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18 December 2014
NEWSPAPERS – LEADERS IN THE EXPLORATION OF MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
Printing mass media explore new communication channels.  ...
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20 October 2014
DATING IN THE METRO
Moscow government will launch the dating service in public transport, this is the function which will be available for all internet users in the metro.  ...
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16 October 2014
Russian MSN partner will work on the content
Alkasar has presented new distribution scheme for advertising revenues of the portal.  ...
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9 October 2014
MUSIC WILL BE DOWNLOADED ON MOBILE
Digital Music Market will grow because of mobile devices users.  ...
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7 October 2014
LG: 4K-CONTENT ON RUSSIAN DELIVERIES
LG Electronics (LG) has announced about readiness to launch original 4K content on its Smart TV in Russia in partnership with premium video service Okko (previously – Play). For the first time this solution was announced on 5th September in terms of international exhibition IFA 2014 in Berlin.  ...
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2 October 2014
YANDEX.MASTER APP FOR IPHONE: SPECIALISTS IN ANY SPHERE
If you have any problems with plugs, ceiling, notebooks etc. New free app Yandex.Master for iPhone will help fast to find and call the specialist of any level. Your problem is ready to be solved by masters: electrician, plumber, courier, cleaners etc.  ...
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2 October 2014
TO TRICK THE ROBOT: YANDEX.NEWS
The participants of the published communication by Anonymous International could manipulate the news portal in the interest of Moscow Authority. How did they manage to use the mechanisms of the news aggregator?  ...
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30 September 2014
DOWNLOAD BY SUBSCRIPTION
Legal content popularity is growing.  ...
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30 September 2014
YANDEX HAS LAUNCHED NEW SERVICE YANDEX.MASTER
Yandex has presented new service, which allows to order domestic (appliance) repairs, housecleaning and courier services – Yandex.Master.  ...
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23 September 2014
HOW TO EXPAND THE DIGITAL CONTENT MARKET IN RUSSIA?
The content, consumed on PCs and mobile devices – games, video, audio or text, are being considered as a digital content. In most cases, digital market expansion depends on operators, which are tired to talk about problems of “dumb pipe”, but still didn’t receive success in its distribution – and practically don’t do anything for its promotion. According to J&rs...
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23 September 2014
MOSCOW METRO WILL LAUNCH MOBILE APP
Moscow metro is planning to create mobile app for passengers, the key goal – an opportunity to replenish transport card. Besides, the app will have a lot of other functions which can organize some sort of social network for underground.  ...
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22 September 2014
MOBILE APPS: REALITY AND PERSPECTIVES
The number of sold mobile devices, obviously, influenced the increase in mobile traffic, which is even higher than in PCs. Many companies, including such giants as Cisco, expressed that mobile traffic will only grow in the coming years. Cisco even named the numbers – 11 times growth by 2018.  ...
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22 September 2014