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Yandex transfers professional network Moi Krug to Thematic Media
Russia’s search giant Yandex has “handed over” Moi Krug, a major professional social network which it acquired back in 2007, to Thematic Media (TM), a publisher of several online tech publications. The transaction was confirmed earlier this month by a Yandex representative to business daily Vedomosti, but no details of the deal have been disclosed....
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22 June 2015
Hearst Shkulev Media acquires regional online media network Rugion
Hearst Shkulev Media (HSM), a major Russian media group co-owned by Hearst Corporation, has acquired a controlling stake in Rugion, a network of city sites across Russian regions, in a bid to strengthen its existing regional activities. No details of the transaction have been disclosed, but Russian business daily Vedomosti learned from “a source close to one of the parties&rdq...
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22 June 2015
Russia and China decoded encrypted Snowden files, MI6 forced to pull spies out of hostile countries, say UK authorities
MI6 has pulled its spies out of ‘hostile countries’ and America’s intelligence agencies are on high alert after Russia and China cracked encrypted files leaked by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden. The top-secret documents contain information that could lead to the identification of British and American spies, according to senior officials in Downing Street, the Hom...
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16 June 2015
Russia, China to equip trucks with Glonass and Beidou
Russia and China are currently working on a joint project to develop “a navigation device with Glonass/Beidou support” to equip commercial carriers crossing Russia’s border with China. These plans were aired last week by Alexander Bondarenko, Head of the Glonass International Projects Department, at a conference in Novosibirsk....
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8 June 2015
New Yandex browser offers rich search suggestions while “protecting user privacy”
Yandex unveiled yesterday new features of its Yandex.Browser, now in beta testing, including a “high privacy level” for its users. Unlike other browsers, says the Russian company, the private version of Yandex.Browser does not send users’ information to the developer by default: “We do not get any stats or browsing data.”...
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25 May 2015
Russia starts blocking websites selling banned Western food
Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office has blocked access to three websites selling imported food as it strengthens control over the illegal sale of select Western goods sanctioned by Russia, newspaper Izvestia reported Tuesday....
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18 May 2015
Russia’s best Twitter parody accounts
Twitter has blocked a satirical account ridiculing Igor Sechin, the powerful head of state-owned Russian oil giant Rosneft and a long time confidant of Russian president Vladimir Putin. The account, @Igor_Sechin, was blocked inside Russia after the state media watchdog Roskomnadzor complained to Twitter that it violated Russian privacy laws....
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12 May 2015
Moscow Seed Fund and Life.Sreda invest in microcredit scoring technology
Earlier this month Moscow Seed Fund, the venture arm of the Moscow city authorities, and Life.Sreda, a Russian fintech fund, announced they brought in 12 million rubles (approximately put $240,000 at the current exchange rate) in Scorista.ru....
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28 April 2015
Mail.ru Group grows more slowly throughout the crisis, focuses on mobile and video advertising
Yesterday Mail.ru Group, a leading, LSE-listed Russian Internet Group, released its annual report for 2014 and provided the final audited segment financial information for the year ended 31 December 2014 and preliminary revenue update for Q1 2015.  ...
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28 April 2015
Skolkovo fortifies trade ties between Russia and Argentina
Skolkovo played a pivotal role this week in building trade bridges between Russian and Argentina, entering a dozen startups in a bilateral Moscow business forum held as part of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez’s official visit to the capital.  ...
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28 April 2015
Twins from Yakut village make millions on online games
The Ushnitsky twins were born in Yakutia in a village in northeastern Siberia, where winter temperatures can drop to minus 60 degrees Celsius. Their game – The Secret Society – has been installed 15 million times from the App Store, Google Play and social networks....
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28 April 2015
US sanctions block Crimeans from World of Warcraft, Diablo III
Crimean gamers were locked out of playing popular online multiplayer games World of Warcraft and Diablo III last week, as the game publisher was forced to suspend the accounts in compliance with Western sanctions....
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15 April 2015
US interior design platform Houzz launches in Russia
Houzz, a global website and online community about architecture, interior design and decorating, has launched a Russian version of its website and mobile apps, and opened a representative office in Moscow....
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9 April 2015
Report: One quarter of commercial emails never reach Russian inboxes
Only 76% of global emails sent to local Russian mailbox providers reaches the inbox and one in four messages are sent to spam or blocked, says Inbox Placement Benchmarket Report 2014 prepared by Return Path....
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9 April 2015
Personal data transfer to Russia: New report by EWDN and EY sheds full light on legal and organisational challenges
From September 1, 2015, companies operating in Russia will be required to store their users’ or clients’ personal data on servers located physically on Russian territory....
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2 April 2015
Report: ISIS hackers attacked 600 Russian Internet resources in 2014
Hackers from the self-proclaimed Islamic State attacked 600 Russian Internet resources last year, according to a report by Russian Internet security company  Group-IB....
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2 April 2015
Russia’s SBT Venture Capital invests in Californian provider of e-commerce risk management solutions
Earlier this week SBT Venture Capital, the venture arm of Russia’s national savings bank Sberbank, announced that it has invested in IdentityMind Global, a Palo Alto, California-based provider of risk management solutions for e-commerce....
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26 March 2015
Foreign software giants struggle to keep market share in Russia as government favors domestic providers
Russia’s Ministry of Telecommunications recently developed a draft decree limiting the procurement of foreign software. The ministry intends to establish a register of domestic software developers and oblige state agencies and state-owned companies to buy software only from those on the list....
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26 March 2015
GVA LaunchGurus aims to introduce Silicon Valley practices to Russian startup ecosystem
Earlier this month GVA LaunchGurus launched the eighth edition of its accelerator program, the “GVA Accelerator – Startup Academy,” with the participation of 26 high-tech professionals and entrepreneurs. The 10-week program aims to strengthen their projects by providing new skills, business connections and fund-raising opportunities.  ...
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26 March 2015
Telecom regulator Roskomnadzor cuts off staff, decreases salaries while fields of responsibility expand
Last week, the Russian Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) announced that the salaries of its staff are being reduced this year “from 23% to 54%, depending on the region,” news agency TASS reported. ...
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26 March 2015
Victor Dostov of Russia’s Electronic Money association: “A ban is not the way to handle the risks cryptocurrencies pose”
Dr. Victor Dostov is one of the leading experts and managers in Russian retail payment sectors. He has served as the President of the Russian Electronic Money Association since 2009....
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26 March 2015
Top tech players and 1,300 visitors from Russia attended Mobile World Congress 2014
Earlier this month a variety of Russian companies and more than 1,300 Russian visitors attended Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress. Among the exhibitors were A1 Systems, Jet Infosystems, Peter Services, Protei, Start, Svyazcom, Yandex and Skolkovo....
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26 March 2015
Russian startup sets new trend in global yacht rental market
Well known and practiced in the fields of car and apartment sharing, the booming sharing economy also applies to the global yacht rental market. Pioneering this trend is Anchor.Travel, a Russian startup launched last year by Russian entrepreneurs Sergei Medvedev and Stanislav Kharlamov....
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22 March 2015
Acceleration program advances US-Russia innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization
Washington, D.C. – Three education technology startups from Russia traveled to the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore regions on March 2-12 as part of the U.S.-Russia Innovation Corridor (USRIC) program....
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19 March 2015
Russia to create cyber security council
Earlier this month Russian Vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin ordered the creation of a council for cyber security that will operate under the Military Industrial Commission. An inter-departmental working group for information security would also be set up....
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18 March 2015
‘Future Academy’ blends online and offline to bridge Russian, US educational systems
Last month the fledgling Russian online education industry saw the launch of a new, internationally-oriented project. Using both online and offline teaching methods, The Future Academy offers fully accredited secondary education programs to Russian kids 12 to 17 years of age....
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26 February 2015
Russian fintech fund Life.Sreda acquires Southeast Asian mobile acquiring startup iboxPro
Life.Sreda, a Russian fund investing in financial and mobile technologies, has acquired iboxPro, a leading Asian mobile point-of-sale service, and intends to merge it with its Russian portfolio company LifePay....
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26 February 2015
Morgan Stanley report uses questionable methodology to claim Google has surpassed Yandex in Russia
According to a report released last week by Morgan Stanley, Russian mobile and web users are increasingly favoring Google over local search engine Yandex. Referring to polls taken between 2012 and 2014, Morgan Stanley analysts assert that the US search engine overtook Yandex in popularity in 2014....
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25 February 2015
Russian Internet users’ most popular topics in 2014 according to Yandex, Vkontakte and Google
In the middle of December, Russian internet search engine Yandex published a study that analyzed users’ queries to learn which people, events and phenomena stirred their interest the most in 2014....
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13 January 2015
QR CODES WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ACCESS ONLINE LIBRARY IN MOSCOW REGION RAILWAYS
The decision whether to deploy Wi-Fi for regional railways will be made till the end of the year. All trains will get QR-codes to access online library, was announced by M24.ru with the reference to PR department of Central Uptown Railway.  ...
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20 October 2014
SHARE OF INTERNET USERS IN RUSSIA REMAINED THE SAME FOR A YEAR.
Share of internet users in Russia is 66%.  ...
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13 October 2014
RUSSIAN ECONOMY IS EXPERIENCING STAGNATION, INTERNET IS GROWING DESPITE ALL OF THIS
The country should live through the crises with its own resources despite the most negative scenario.  ...
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13 October 2014
UNSTABLE INTERNET
 Starting the beginning of the year, Yandex shares decreased for 35%,  Mail.ru Group – for 37% while RTC indicator decreased only for 14%. Analysts consider, the government regulation in the Internet is the reason for this.  ...
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8 October 2014
TRAINS – INTERNET
Pay Internet will appear in RZD trains.  ...
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8 October 2014
MOSCOW METRO IS WILLING TO LAUNCH CELLULAR COMMUNICATION IN TRAINS VIA WI-FI
The tender on construction of new infrastructure for cellular communication in Moscow metro, which will be used later by all operators, can be announced until the end of the year. During the construction, metro will be able to launch the cellular communication in trains via Wi-Fi. This information was announced by Deputy Mayor in Moscow – Transport and Road-Transport Infrastructure Developme...
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8 October 2014
MGTS HAS INCREASED ITS B2B BASE
Moscow operator MGTS has increased the number users of broadband access to internet and digital TV based on GPON in B2B segment for over 50%. The number of such clients doubled for a year.  ...
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7 October 2014
ROSTELECOM WILL CONVERT MOBILE INTERNET IN FIXED /  CNEWS
Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) has accepted the pre-verdict motion of Rostelecom about companies’ purchase, which are part of Freshtel Group: Interproject, Stolica, Progress and Orion. Freshtel Group owns frequencies for wireless data transfer technologies in the WiMax technologies all around Russia (but operator’s networks deployed only in several cities of Moscow region and Cent...
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6 October 2014
GPON TILL THE WEST BOARDER
Rostelecom North-West has launched GPON network construction in Kaliningrad and the region, in 1,5 year, the fiber will cover 90% of HHs in the city.  ...
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26 September 2014
SECURITY COUNCIL WILL DISCUSS THE DISCONNECTION OF RUSSIA FROM GLOBAL INTERNET
Such information was revealed by Russian communication operators to Vedomosti. In particular, this topic will be discussed in the coming Monday on the Security Council Meeting with participation of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.  ...
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19 September 2014
ROSTELECOM – BRONZE IN MOSCOW
By number of cable broadband access subscribers, Rostelecom took the third place in September in Moscow. Operator announced that subscribers’ base under OnLime brand increased for 13%, over 600 thousand at the moment.  ...
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18 September 2014
WI-FI IS STILL INCREASING
Despite new regulation – access to Wi-Fi by passport or via other person identification ways, operators continue to launch public Wi-Fi hot spots. For example, Rostelecom North-West has opened free Wi-Fi zone on the main square in Ukhta (Komi Republic).  ...
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10 September 2014
MOBILE INTERNET – TEST BY USERS
Maria Elaeva, Director of the Quality and Clients Experience Department MTS.  ...
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9 September 2014
WI-FI LONGSUFFERING.
New requirements on user’s identification in wireless networks that are now under development of the government could make Wi-Fi service not very popular in Moscow metro. Such concerns were expressed by the Head of Transport Department in Moscow, Moscow’s Deputy Mayor Maksim Liskutov.  ...
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4 September 2014
RUSSIA IS STILL DEVELOPING COMMUNICATION
Deputy Minister of Communication and the Media Rashid Ismailov went to Turkey Republic to participate in the opening of the 9th Forum - Internet Governance Forum. During his stay, the Deputy Minister has marked the importance of the Internet in the development of Russian economy and effective way to build connections between population and the government.  ...
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3 September 2014
"Raduga-Internet" (“The Internet Rainbow”) has risen over the Siberia
"Raduga-Internet" VSAT-operator has performed a commercial launch of the "Express-AM5" satellite internet service with two-way Internet connection in the Ku-band. The satellite covers Far East and Siberia regions.  ...
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3 September 2014
TOMSK WILL BE TRANSFERRED INTO WI-FI CITY
Project of Cluster Development Center in Tomsk region WI-FI CITY – free internet by 2018 for Tomsk – Seversk – Tomsky region.  ...
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2 September 2014
MGTS installed traffic recognition system
MGTS (MGTS: Moscow City Telephone Network) installed a Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) Internet traffic recognition system.  ...
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29 August 2014
Mobile authentication won’t pass thru in the subway
“Maxima Telecom”, a Wi-Fi network operator on the Moscow Metro (the Moscow Subway system) is not going to implement user authorization procedure so far. Compliance requirements are unclear to the operator; therefore, corresponding software has not yet been developed, - company’s press-service reported on Wednesday.    ...
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27 August 2014
iDate Expo
The exhibition dedicated to online acquaintances and online dating will take place on October 3-4 in Sokolniki exhibition center in Moscow.    ...
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21 August 2014
Good night baby, don’t forget to shut down your computer! Yours Truly, Google
Google is working on the YouTube version for kids, which will have additional parental control capabilities. The company also plans to allow the creation of children's Gmail mailboxes, the Financial Times reported.    ...
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21 August 2014