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CENTRAL BANK IS READY TO PROVIDE BANKS ACCESS TO PENSION FUND AND FEDERAL TAX SERVICE / ITAR-TASS
Starting 1st March 2015 – Central Bank has prepared law draft that will grant credit organizations access to bases of PF and FTX in order “to check information about borrowers’ revenues”.  ...
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13 August 2014
REGIONAL BROADCASTERS GOT A CHANCE
National Association of Broadcasters (TV and Radio) will start to develop offers on creation of regional multiplexes that can be constructed with the use of local frequencies.  ...
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13 August 2014
OTT SERVICES ARE INTERESTED IN PROMOTION OF UHD MORE THAN GENERAL PROVIDERS
4K and Ultra HD — this is of course the future, but to this future, players of telecom-industry will have different approaches and different tempo (assumptions of ABI Research analysts).  ...
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13 August 2014
70% INTERNET USERS WATCH TV ONLINE AT LEAST ONCE PER THREE MONTHS
Most internet users in Russia are using Internet for watching and downloading movies, other video (95,1%), music  (90,8%), reading books  (75,3%) and online  games (68,2%). Such data was provided in the research OnLife conducted by Synovate Comcon in 1Q2014 among internet users in large Russian cities in the age of 16 till 54.  ...
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13 August 2014
А.VOLIN: THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION IS PROTECTING REGIONAL CHANNELS
The Ministry of Communication is planning to bind legally business models – terms how TV broadcasters will be able to work after restrictions of advertising on Pay TV – was written in Kommersant.  ...
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13 August 2014
The KYIVSTAR office in the Crimea has been blocked by unknown gunmen
So far, Russian cellular operators, such as MTJS and “Vimpelcom”, have worked in the Crimea through their Ukrainian subsidiaries. However, now, according to their representatives’ words, the have to shut up their Crimean offices. Yesterday, both “MTS-Ukraine” and “Kyivstar” have announced that “unknown organizations” force them to close their o...
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12 August 2014
PocketBook 840 sales have already started in Russia
PocketBook international company started the sales of a new 8-inch E-Ink reader called “PocketBook 840”. The new model features LED backlight feature and allows making and saving comments and margin notes while reading the text.  ...
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12 August 2014
PUTINphone may be built on the basis of YOTAphone
President Putin will allegedly switch over to “YOTAphone” in case of economic sanctions concerting iPhone which he is currently using. Caviar®, an Italian company majoring in luxury electronic gadgets manufacturing, is going to produce an expensive smartphone with a Russian leader portrait, on the basis of existing Russian “YOTAphone”.  ...
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12 August 2014
PayPal is not frightened by the sanctions
Russians’ level of need for innovation and new technologies is one of the highest in the world. It is one of the main motivators for businesses, - considers PayPal’s chief in Russia.  ...
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12 August 2014
Abramkov got to the “center” of "Rostelecom"
Alexander Abramkov became the Vice President - Director of "Center" Macro-region branch of "Rostelecom". He took over Pavel Zaitsev’s position, who will focus on the work in the corporate center.  This was reported by "Rostelecom"’s press service on this Monday.  ...
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12 August 2014
MNP met an obstacle
The quality of service in most Russian operators is still at the level of Brazil - about half of the residents want to take advantage of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) service, experts estimated. This is stated in the Teleperformance agency research.  However, the "big three" members disagree with these conclusions.  ...
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12 August 2014
Low technologies: why the contract with Sberbank has nearly jeopardized the entire "Krock’s" business
An artificial intelligence system, commissioned by the Ministry of Defense, fails on the eve of the transfer to the client. In order to save the game, the Sales Manager decides to imitate its successful operation. A girl-programmer, falling in love with him, is trying to help out. As a result, all the confidential information from all iPhones makes public in public access domains, finally helping ...
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12 August 2014
The government is trying to “marry” Cosmos-TV
The government has to sell 50% shares of Russian digital TV operator “Cosmos-TV”. It should be mentioned that a half of “Cosmos-TV” shares belong to the Federal state unitary enterprise “Russian Television and Radio Broadcast Network” (PTPC). The holder of the other half of the shares is JSC “Sistema”.  ...
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12 August 2014
Public WiFi operators will have to check clients’ personal ID
Internet providers will have to check clients’ personal ID’s while rendering public online access services, - says Government Act 758 dated July 31, 2014. The new legislative initiative aligns customary rules for public telecom services rendering with newly-adp[ted anti-terrorism requirements. The new Act is made up in the basis of existing laws regarding “Information services re...
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12 August 2014
Auto navigators and auto radios – the assortment is getting newer
Relatively simple, inexpensive models lead the car navigation market in Russia, while, as far as car radios are concerned, models with large screens are gaining popularity.  ...
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11 August 2014
“Evernote’s” director: “Any business trend is interesting to us”
That’s what Rodion Nasakin, Evernote’s business development director in Russia and CIS, said in an interview to ComNews magazine.  ...
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11 August 2014
GLONASS found a Chinese partner
GLONASS non-commercial partnership and the Chinese Telemetric Industry Application Alliance (TIAA, http://www.tiaa.org.cn/ ) have made up an agreement for partnership in terms of standards creation in the field of telematics, - the GLONASS press service has recently reported.  ...
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11 August 2014
“VimpelCom” made friends with GlobalSat
Russian cellular operator “VimpelCom” has become a telemetric services provider for Taiwan’s GlobalSat, - “VimpelCom’s” press service informed last Friday. The operator’s M2M-enabled SIM cards will be installed into some 5 thousand trackers of different types provided by GlobalSat.  ...
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11 August 2014
Restaurants and parks will be obligated to store their Wi-Fi users’ data
According to the newly-accepted law which comes into power as of August 13, all public places where public Wi-Fi access is provided, such as the Metro (Moscow underground), cafés, public parks, and others, will be obligated by the law to keep the data about all Wi-Fi users in their territory for half a year.  ...
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11 August 2014
Only 17% of public Wi-Fi users are ready to show the personal ID while getting online
The Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has ratified the law which bas an anonymous access to public Wi-Fi hot spots. The last government’s act which obligates all Internet users of public access internet spots to identify themselves has caused surprise and unrest in Russian Internet users. According to a Superjob’s research, some 60% of existing users will then stop using public ac...
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11 August 2014
Is the regulator really going to set an ID-enabled Internet access from public places?
According to the clarification made public by the Russian Telecom Ministry, the days of “anonymous” Internet access are now numbered. Though some people may gat shocked on hearing this news, the idea of an ID-ed Internet access to the users has been in the air for quite awhile indeed. Various society representatives, such as police, officials, and intelligence officers, have long been ...
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11 August 2014
The agenda for the Digital Finance
Financial and IT leaders will meet in Moscow on September 4 at the “Digital Finance & E-services Russia’ 2014” all-Russia conference. The forum participant will discuss new opportunities for the era of electronic- and internet-based finances.  ...
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11 August 2014
HOW TO FOLLOW THE BRAND IN SOCIAL NETWORKS
Overview of monitoring systems that can help to analyze the reactions of users in social media.  ...
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11 August 2014
I  INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE-FORUM BITCOIN AND CRYPTO CURRENCIES: DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES IN RUSSIA
Crypto Currencies Foundation Russia (CCFR) held international conference-forum Bitcoin and crypto currencies: development perspectives in Russia - #CryptoForum. Participants: bitcoin-fans, Russian authorities, representatives from banking sector and experts from different industries – legal and economy, top managers of payment systems and IT companies and authors of scientific publications a...
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11 August 2014
YOTA DEVICES DENY THE RELOCATION FROM RUSSIA TO CANADA
Russian manufacturer Yota Devices is not planning to move headquarter from Russia to Canada, “we are talking about office opening in Canada, not relocation of headquarter”.  ...
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11 August 2014
SOFTLINE IS IN TOP 3 OF THE LARGEST SUPPLIERS OF BI-SOLUTIONS
CNews Analytics has published at the end of June the rating of Largest BI-solutions suppliers in Russia in 2014. Ranging criteria was companies’ revenue by this direction in 2014.  ...
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11 August 2014
YANDEX.MONEY ALLOW TO CREATE INTERNET-SHOP FOR FREE
Yandex.Money  and Simtech company has launched Merchium— cloud solution based on content management system CS-Cart. Anyone can create internet-shop with its help. The platform can be launched as new web-site or be connected to the currently existing. Besides, it is possible to open the shop in social network (Facebook or VK) by adding all necessary functions: catalogue of goods, shoppin...
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11 August 2014
TV HAS REACHED THE OFFICE
TV in the office – became a must element service for universal operators: a lot of them include packages for B2B subscribers TV services.  ...
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11 August 2014
SMART TV IS ATTACKING
Movies are back on TV screens. According to Ivi.ru, people watch more and more movies on Smart TV in 2014 (44% of the total number), rather than on laptops and PCs (31%).  ...
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11 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
UBANK: a phone in a role of a wallet
The UBANK’s idea was initially born in a situation where a fast distance payment was required. Thus, the banking service was established to decide the only, yet important, task: providing the possibility for fast distance payment for multiple services, says Laura Ashizheva, general director of UBANK payment service,  ...
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8 August 2014
Housing & facility services will get counted by the year fall
A trial version of the state informational system (GIS) for housing and communal services will be launched in two pilot regions – Ivanovo and Tula regions – in September 2014, – Mikhail Evraev, the Deputy Telecom of Russia, reported at the second meeting with dedicated to the setting up of a state information system in Housing and Community (GIS ZhKH).  ...
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8 August 2014
Russian Telecom Ministry targets the Arctic
The Ministry of Communications is working on a project for providing the satellite communications to the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation. The ministry is planning to finalize this project until 2025.  ...
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8 August 2014
"VimpelCom" will re-evaluate Wi-Fi
Russian nation-wide opeartor "VimpelCom" is planning to change its Wi-Fi network development strategy in the near future. The company is working on a way of network monetization, and, in alliance with the Moscow government, is planning to re-engineer this asset in early 2015.  ...
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8 August 2014
"VimpelCom" will raise the prices for regions
"VimpelCom" motivates its subscribers in the regions to move to packet tarrifs. To do this, the operator increases the prices in several federal districts.  ...
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8 August 2014
Medvedev ordered social networks to connect the Federal Security Service to the users wiretapping.
The government obliged social networks providers and other popular sites to install hardware and software, with which the security services will be able to automatically receive information about actions of the users of these sites.    ...
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8 August 2014
Russian OTT video services cover about 0.7% global OTT market value
The share of Russian companies in the world market of OTT services amounted to about 0.7% by the end of 2013, according to J'son & Partners Consulting research.  ...
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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
"Svyaznoy": 50% of smartphones sold in Russia feature more than 1 SIM-card slots
50% of smartphones sold in Russia in the first half of 2014, have two or more SIM cards slots on board.    ...
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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
RB (REMOTE BANKING) WITHOUT FEARS
Deputy Chairman of the Board Sberbank Aleksander Torbakhov considers fears of population of e-fraud are slowing the development of mobile and online-banking.  ...
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8 August 2014
MTS: MORE BUDGET SMARTPHONES
MTS announced start of sales of operators smartphone with 5 megapixel camera. The cost of MTS 982 O model, including three months mobile internet – for 1990 RUB.  ...
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8 August 2014
GOVERNMENT OF MOSCOW: ACCESS TO WI-FI IN PUBLIC PLACE WILL BE RESTRICTED
Internet users via Wi-Fi technologies in public places in Moscow will not provide passport after the Law about limitation of anonymous access to the Internet via collective access spots. Head of IT city department Artem Ermolaev told this to Itar-Tass.  ...
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8 August 2014
SMARTPHONE + TABLET = GOOD PRICE: MATHEMATIC LESSONS BY SAMSUNG
In August, Samsung Electronics is holding national advertising campaign. Before the 1st September, the company offers to purchase smartphone Samsung GALAXY S5 and tablet Samsung GALAXY Tab Lite (Wi-Fi version) as a package by special price - 30 990 RUB.  Economy is the best mathematic. Day of knowledge – is the best reason to remember this and to purchase new Smartphone Samsung GALAXY S...
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7 August 2014
PAY TV CHANNELS ARE ORGANIZING ASSOCIATION IN ORDER TO FIGHT AGAINST THE RESTRICTIONS ON ADVERTISING IN RUSSIA.
Itar-Tass announced that Russian and foreign pay TV operators are planning to create an Association of Thematic Television. Such idea appeared because of the implemented restrictions on advertising distribution  on pay TV in Russia starting 1 January 2015.  ...
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7 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
Gmail started support of non-Latin email addresses
Gmail has started to support addresses with non-Latin characters. This is stated in the official Google's blog.      ...
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6 August 2014
Global Xpress is delayed for another year
British satellite operator Inmarsat will delay the commissioning of the world's first network of satellite broadband Internet, Global Xpress, because of the accident of Russian "Proton-M" carrier rocket in May 2014. The company hopes that the network will be launched in 2015.    ...
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6 August 2014