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Broadband World Forum: Highlights of Day 2
"Connectivity matters no matter the medium," said Matt Hancock MP who kicked off a packed second day here at Broadband World Forum. Whether it's fibre, a hybrid of copper and fibre or wireless, the customer cares only about the connection and their experience. How it's delivered doesn't matter....
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20 October 2016
Russian Post and JD.com Announce Strategic Partnership in Russia
Russian Post to be the first authorized Post delivery partner in Global...
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29 July 2015
Witch hunt in Russian high tech: Major university fires US executive, international cooperation under threat
Earlier this month US citizen Kendrick White, a prominent figure in the Russian tech and venture scene, got involuntarily involved in a witch hunt targeting foreign citizens whose presence in Russia is judged “undesirable” in some political and media circles....
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21 July 2015
NEW GSMA STUDY SEES MOBILE INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTING $1.1 TRILLION TO ASIA PACIFIC ECONOMY
Latest GSMA Mobile Economy Report Finds Asia Pacific Leading Global Mobile Growth  ...
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15 July 2015
International event to highlight Russian Internet of Things
The Internet of Things Conference, Expo and Meetup  – the first and only so far regular event dedicated to this industry in Russia – will hold its second edition in late October in Moscow....
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14 July 2015
Almost half of Russians now use electronic payment methods
Last month Yandex and its subsidiary Yandex.Money released two studies on the Russian e-payment industry. Even though cash on delivery still dominates where physical goods are concerned, Russians are now fully aware of the main available electronic payment methods, according to Yandex.Money, which teams up every spring with TNS to conduct its research....
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7 July 2015
Almaz Capital invests in Californian startup MakeTime to “revolutionize US manufacturing”
MakeTime Inc., an online platform offering machine capacity for immediate purchase, today announced a $2.65 million Series A round of funding led by Almaz Capital with participation from Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation (KSTC) and MakeTime’s early investors....
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7 July 2015
Can your iron attack you? Kaspersky says ‘yes’
Last week, public attention was once again drawn to one of the most secretive and controversial figures of the Russian IT industry – Eugene Kaspersky, the founder of the prominent anti-virus company. Immediately after Edward Snowden revealed that the U.S. and British security services had worked to subvert the company’s anti-virus software to track users and infiltrate networks, Kasper...
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7 July 2015
Skolkovo and IBM team up to “extend the healthy productive lives of patients with cancer and other age-related diseases”
Last week IBM signed a memorandum of understanding with Skolkovo, the international tech hub under completion on the outskirts of Moscow, the First Oncology Research and Advisory Center (FORAC), a resident of Skolkovo’s biomedical cluster. The three partner will develop a personalized medical platform in Russia in a joint strategic, technology and commercial collaboration effort....
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29 June 2015
Ivideon secures $4 million from Impulse VC to take its video-streaming service global
Ivideon, a Russian startup whose cloud platform allows users to beam video to any device using almost any hardware configuration, has just raised $4 million from Russian venture fund Impulse VC....
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8 June 2015
Apple iPhone and iPad sales plummet in Russia
Apple has seen the market share of its smartphone in Russia nearly halve year-on-year by number of units sold, as the collapse of the ruble drove up prices, according to a recent report by German market researcher GfK cited by Vedomosti and The Moscow Times....
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8 June 2015
New technology for bank card protection: breakthrough or scheme of the century?
“A Russian scientist made a breakthrough”: this is how many global media outlets have described the new quantum key protection technology for bank cards developed by Viktor Petrik. The scientist seemingly proposed a brilliant solution for the problem of data leakage. According to Petrik, the magnetic strip and the electronic chips are the weakest link in the bank card securit...
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27 May 2015
Russian-made GPS dog tracker spots your pet’s location and monitors obesity
A group of Russian developers has come up with a gadget that many dog owners have been dreaming of. Spotty, a sleek 4.5-centimeter aluminum chip attached to a dog’s collar, identifies a pet’s location using GPS coordinates and a 3G modem, monitors its physical activity with the help of accelerometer and transfers real-time data to the owner’s smartphone through an iOS or Android ...
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25 May 2015
Could recognition software be the next frontier in Russian snooping?
Much like British authorities, who use closed-circuit TV devices throughout London, Moscow deploys cameras to keep a watchful eye on its populace. And it is the next generation of such video surveillance that has inspired the work of British-based photographers Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin: What would the consequences be if cameras didn’t simply document, but could actively recognize f...
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18 May 2015
Ahead of Apple: Russian-Canadian startup launches connected watch to measure and manage stress
Last month Darta Systems, a Russian-Canadian biomedical startup, launched the Emvio Watch, a gadget that “measures stress and makes everyday stress management easier ” In contrast to ordinary fitness bands, the device lets users know when they overreact to such negative situations as disagreements with people, waiting in line or bad news....
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18 May 2015
Fourth cohort of Volga tech projects trained in Maryland
A new group of Russian tech start-ups and university projects arrived in Maryland last week to participate in a two-week training program and meetings with potential investors and partners. This is yet another dimension to cooperation between Russia and the United States in technology innovation, an area which the Western sanctions against Russia do not cover....
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15 April 2015
Russian startup develops 3D camera for the visually impaired
Russian startup Oriense is developing glasses that help blind and visually impaired people navigate around obstacles. The product, which was pitched to Samsung last year, is scheduled for release this year, reports the Skolkovo Foundation....
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15 April 2015
Internationally-oriented hardware startup accelerator launched in Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod-based investment company Open Innovations, the RVC Seed Fund and DI Group, a Tomsk-based high tech group, have set up a new “fund-accelerator” for hardware startups in Nizhny Novgorod – following a similar initiative earlier this year in Tomsk, Siberia....
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9 April 2015
Russian IT services market declined by 15% in 2014
The volume of the Russian IT services market in 2014 declined by 15% in dollar terms to $6.57 billion. In ruble terms, the market grew by 2.2% due to the depreciation of the Russian currency, according to an IDC report cited by CNews.ru....
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18 March 2015
Bank software publisher Double Data secures $3 million in Series A round
Last week two Moscow-based venture funds, Leta Capital and Simile Venture Partners, announced they invested “nearly $3 milllion” in Double Data, a Russian startup developing Big Data solutions for financial institutions....
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11 March 2015
The future of Europe’s single digital market discussed at Sofia’s CEEDS – with free passes for Russian startups!
For its 7th edition in Sofia on April 21-22, the CEE Digital Summit (CEEDS) will welcome Mr. Andrus Ansip, Vice President for the Digital Single Market at the European Commission among 100 top speakers and more than 3,000 attendees from 40 countries....
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11 March 2015
Yandex predicts user ‘churn’ for one of the world’s most popular online games
Customer loyalty and satisfaction is crucial in community-based gaming, where every single player matters, and devoted, experienced gamers are especially valuable for the game. The Yandex big data unit, Yandex Data Factory, took game churn prediction – knowing how many gamers are likely to leave the game – to another level....
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2 March 2015
Midemlab contest 2015: A call to Russian startups
In partnership with East-West Digital News, Midem, the leading international b2b event dedicated to the new music and entertainment ecosystems, cordially invites Russian startups to the Midemlab competition. This event will take place in Cannes, France, from June 5 to June 8. The deadline for submissions is March 10, 2015....
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2 March 2015
Automated navigation robot developer secures $3 million in Series A round to develop internationally
RoboCV, a Moscow-based startup developing autopilot solutions for vehicles and industrial equipment, has just raised $3 million in a Series A round....
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26 February 2015
Maxfield Capital invests in 3D printing startup Zdravprint
Maxfield Capital, a venture fund operating globally from its offices in Moscow, New York City and Tel Aviv, has invested an undisclosed amount in Zdravprint, a Russian startup that develops medical 3D-printing technology....
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26 February 2015
Russian-made iPhone 6 clone costs only $199
A Russian smartphone with the exact same dimensions as Apple’s popular iPhone is now on sale, the phone’s developer announced on Tuesday....
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25 February 2015
Moscow readying to host MATE Expo 2015
The Moscow Application & Technology Expo (MATE Expo) 2015 is back in the Russian capital this spring. The international exhibition will showcase tech segments such as mobile, augmented and virtual reality, the Internet of Things, wearable technology, consumer electronics for medical use, and the connected car....
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25 February 2015
After Bolshoi, Google wants to digitalize the Kremlin
The interiors of the Bolshoi Theater have become the most recent addition to Google’s initiative to digitally record the world’s art. On Feb. 10, the theater’s administration and the Google Cultural Institute unveiled a virtual 3D tour of the historic building, its new stage and three digital exhibitions from the collections of its museum....
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11 February 2015
Yota clinches contract to sell its smartphone in China
The Russian manufacturer of smartphones Yota Devices has found a partner to enter the Chinese market, as reported by Russian business daily Kommersant. The new partner, Potevio, is one of the largest local distributors of mobile electronics....
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11 February 2015
Two Russian women electrocuted after using iPhone 4 in bathroom
A 24-year-old woman has died in Moscow after reportedly being electrocuted by a smartphone charger after her iPhone 4 fell into the bathtub....
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10 February 2015
Google’s Startup Launch Program extended to Russia
Google plans to launch its Google Startup Launch program in Russia, reported Russian tech blog Firrma.ru....
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9 February 2015
Russian startup can charge your cell phone with water
A Russian startup funded by two of Russia’s largest nanotech centers, Dubna just outside Moscow and Sygma.Novosibirsk from Siberia, has developed what appears to be a brand new charging device for a variety of portable gadgets, Rusnanonet.rureported....
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2 February 2015
Next-gen data management system to emerge in Russia
SDI Research, a Moscow-based “semantic data integrator,” will receive a $335,000 grant from Skolkovo for the development of a next-gen semantic master data management (MDM) system to store and sync data....
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29 January 2015
Russian data center market grew 20% in 2014
In 2014, according to a new report by international market research company PMR, the Russian market of commercial data center services reached 11.7 billion rubles (approximately $303 million at the average 2014 exchange rate), up 20.4% from the previous year. Development forecasts for the next few years remain positive....
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28 January 2015
US high tech and payment firms blacklist Crimea
Russia’s absorption of the Crimea region in early 2014 continues to be a source of friction between Washington and Moscow. The issue was illustrated recently by several US firms which cut ties with the disputed territory altogether....
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23 January 2015
Skolkovo startups fly to India
Following President Vladimir Putin’s visit to New Delhi in December, 15 IT companies from Skolkovo, the international tech hub under completion on the outskirts of Moscow, will travel to India next month, reports the Skolkovo Foundation....
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20 January 2015
Half of Russian IT specialists would seek work abroad
The Luxoft Personnel company conducted research on attitudes toward emigration among Russian IT specialists in the fall of 2014. It was seen that 65% of the 4000 participants in the survey consider moving to another country a possibility, and 18% are prepared to do so in the near future....
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20 January 2015
Yandex School of Data Analysis joins CERN experiment
Earlier this week Yandex, the Russian search giant, announced that its School of Data Analysis (YSDA) will take part in CERN’s Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment. The project, which is one of four large particle detector experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, collects data to study the interactions of heavy particles, called b-hadrons....
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16 January 2015
Russia’s Qrator Labs to fight bots in the USA
Qrator Labs, a Russian company specializing in DDoS-attack mitigation, has announced the launch of three traffic centers in the USA as an entry point into the local market, reports Russian IT portal ComNews.ru. The centers, based in Virginia, Texas and California, will work to filter unwanted traffic for potential clients. The company hopes to eventually become active in Canada as w...
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17 December 2014
Mobile users become the majority on the Russian Internet
Russians are now using the Internet on their mobile devices more frequently than through conventional computers. According to web statistics service LiveInternet, in November some 51% of Russian Internet users (31.1 million) accessed the web on their mobile devices, both phones and tablets. In October, the figure was 49.9% (29.4 million), with the majority still using their computers....
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12 December 2014
Wakie, the social alarm clock that lets you wake up strangers, finally arrives on iOS
It took 9 months to be approved, but, Wakie — the ‘social alarm clock’ that lets you wake up (and be woken up by) strangers — has finally arrived on iOS. ...
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10 December 2014
JACKET – SNAPSHOTTING EVERYTHING AROUND ITS OWNER
Lately, more and more users prefer redirect some tasks – to control part of their lifestyle on different gadgets.  ...
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20 October 2014
PC MARKET IN EMEA COUNTRIES IS AGAIN GROWING
The demand on PCs in EMEA region was restored last quarter.  ...
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20 October 2014
GLOBAL MARKET OF TV-STB IN 2018 WILL BE OVER $19 BLN
In 2Q2014, sales of TV-STB have reached $4,8 bln. in 2014 and will be $19,2 bln. by 2018, according to research company Infonetics Research. During the research, the indicators by IP-, OTT-, DTT-STBs, satellite and cables devices have been explored.  ...
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20 October 2014
QUARTERLY SMARTPHONES DELIVERIES – OVER 310 MLN.PCS
Over 310 mln.smartphones were delivered on global market in 3Q2014 vs 284,68 mln.pcs. in 2Q2014. Such data was presented in the research conducted by DRAMeXchange (Taiwan subsidiary of TrendForce). According to the data, Samsung is #1 in the rating of smartphones’ manufacturers – 28,7% market share. Apple is on the second place (16,9%). In the period April – June 2014 shares of A...
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17 October 2014
ANALYSTS’ FORECAST: 7TH TIME GROWTH OF SENSORS MARKET FOR WEARABLE ELECTRONICS
The global sensor market for wearable electronics will be 7 times more in 5 years than in 2013 – according to the analytical company IHS. Specialists forecast – 466 mln.pcs sensors by 2019, while in 2013, the number is only 67 mln.pcs. Experts marked that sensors’ deliveries will grow faster than the market of wearable electronics. IHS forecast includes – 135 mln.wearable g...
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17 October 2014
THE FORECASTED GROWTH OF IT BUDGETS IS NOT HAPPENING
Forecasts for IT budgets growth for 2014 are not happening. Such information was provided by TEKsystems analysts in the new research, where they surveyed 200 managers, vice-presidents of the companies.  ...
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17 October 2014
GOLD IPAD AND IMAC
Apple has presented iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, 27-inches iMac and Mac mini Tablets have Touch ID sensors and golden color cases, and iMac – screen with an amazing resolution - 5120 x 2880. iPad Air 2 iPad Air 2 – start of sales in October.  ...
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17 October 2014
GLOBAL SALES OF MOBILE PHONES WILL REACH 2,3 MLN.PCS. BY 2018
In 2014: 1.94 bln.mobile phones will be sold that is 6% more than in 2013 (data of CCS Insight). The volume of this large market in monetary terms should be 310 bln.USD, experts forecast about coming slow down of the market due to the decrease of average devices’ price.  ...
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16 October 2014
STB (SET TOP BOX): THE MARKET IS MORE LIKELY ALIVE
Problems of STB market were overrated. According to the latest data from Infonetics Research, revenue of STB manufacturers, including OTT media services, cable, satellite and other devices have grown for 4% in 2Q2014 vs 1Q2014 – till 4,8 bln.USD. The volume of deliveries have increased for 7% vs 1Q2014 – in yearly calculation it was 3% lower.  ...
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16 October 2014