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Cyber Attack Thought to Originate in Russia

blogs.wsj.com
A massive cyber attack targeting a European spam-fighting group appears to have been launched by a gang of hackers from Russia and neighboring countries, says the head of a Russian firm specializing in defending against such attacks....
Cyber Attack Thought to Originate in Russia

E-commerce in Russia: The rules are different

tech.fortune.cnn.com
Russia is the last e-frontier in Europe. So why haven't big companies like Google and Amazon had much luck there? By Maelle Gavet, contributor FORTUNE -- When it comes to the likes of Amazon, eBay and Google, one might think Russia would welcome such foreign Internet giants with open arms....
E-commerce in Russia: The rules are different

Google Rolls Out Virtual Keyboards On Non-English Search Portals

techcrunch.com
This hasn’t been formally announced by Google yet, but industry blogs are picking up on it and so are our readers: the company has started to include buttons that open up virtual keyboards when doing a search on non-English search portals. You can see the buttons when you run...
Google Rolls Out Virtual Keyboards On Non-English Search Portals
FTC charges hotel chain with allowing hackers to compromise over 500,000 payment accounts
Google ousts Yandex to become default search option for Firefox 14 in Russia

Police Shut Down ‘Russian Rapidshare’

torrentfreak.com
Established in 1998, Agava is one of Russia’s top 5 web hosting companies employing around 300 people. Last night, police investigators arrived at a datacenter where Agava has some of its operations. The investigators had a self-awarded warrant which allowed them to conduct a search in order to retrieve evidence...
Police Shut Down ‘Russian Rapidshare’

Skype rolls out direct carrier billing for call credit in Russia, with a US and Canada launch 'soon'

thenextweb.com
Skype users in Russia can now buy additional credit for making calls worldwide using their mobile phone, thanks to a direct operator billing service being offered by Mach. Users can now buy Skype Credit at any time through a browser-based transaction which the firm describes as “secure, seamless and convenient.” The...
Skype rolls out direct carrier billing for call credit in Russia, with a US and Canada launch 'soon'

RT @bbcnews: Officials say a plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski has crashed in Russia, reportedly killing everyo.. http://bit.ly/9EJtt0

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RT @bbcnews: Officials say a plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski has crashed in Russia, reportedly killing everyo.. http://bit.ly/9EJtt0

The U.N. and the Internet: What to expect (FAQ)

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The U.S., Canada, and European allies are squaring off against Russia and China at a U.N. Internet summit. At stake: the future of how the Internet will be run. [Read more]...
The U.N. and the Internet: What to expect (FAQ)

After Raising $100 Million, Russia’s Amazon (OZON) Acquires Russia’s Zappos (Sapato)

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OZON, often dubbed the ‘Amazon of Russia’, has acquired 100% of Sapato.ru, often dubbed the ‘Zappos of Russia’. I hope I don’t really need to remind you that Amazon acquired Zappos back in 2009. The acquisition of the online shoe and accessories retailer, which had been whispered about for the...
After Raising $100 Million, Russia’s Amazon (OZON) Acquires Russia’s Zappos (Sapato)

ryandonato: Russia's Futuristic QR Code Covered Pavilion QR...

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ryandonato: Russia's Futuristic QR Code Covered Pavilion QR codes are "futuristic", said no one ever (until now)....
ryandonato: Russia's Futuristic QR Code Covered Pavilion QR...

iPhone 3GS Finally Arrives to Russia: 9 Months Later and $100 Less Expensive

profy.com
Today here in Russia we have finally learned the date when we should expect iPhone 3GS to become officially available in the country as one of the leading local mobile carries and one of the largest electronics retailer have announced that they are initializing the sales this week, on the...
iPhone 3GS Finally Arrives to Russia: 9 Months Later and $100 Less Expensive

Motorola Loses Top Design Engineer to Intel

www.fastcompany.com
Roger Jellicoe, a veteran engineer at Motorola and the brains behind some of its once iconic - if, nowadays, derided - cellphones, has been poached by Intel. The chip manufacturer has made the Brit, 37 years a Motorola man, a VP at its new division, R&D Devices. So does this...
Motorola Loses Top Design Engineer to Intel
Russia announces new $50 billion space program

Arab proposal prompts 'impasse' at UN net regulation talks

www.telegraph.co.uk
A UN meeting has set Britain, the United States and other Western countries against Arab States and Russia in a diplomatic battle over whether the internet should be more regulated....
Arab proposal prompts 'impasse' at UN net regulation talks

Russians say they intend to establish permanent moon bases

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At Washington meeting between heads of national space agencies, Russia's space agency puts down a moon marker. [Read more]...
Russians say they intend to establish permanent moon bases

Kobo finally starts selling e-readers directly through its website

paidcontent.org
Kobo has begun selling its devices directly through its website in the U.S. and Canada instead of making customers in those countries go to third-party retailers, the Toronto-based company announced Tuesday. Kobo makes four devices: The 5-inch Kobo Mini e-reader, for $79.99; the touchscreen Kobo Touch e-reader, for $99.99; the...
Kobo finally starts selling e-readers directly through its website

Google's 'biggest ever' Street View update doubles special collections, refreshes 250,000 miles of roads

www.engadget.com
Google's eponymous mapping system has received plenty of good press recently, but the company knows it can't take some time out to enjoy its position. As such, Mountain View's pushing out what it calls the biggest update to Street View it has ever undertaken, refreshing 250,000 miles of road...
Google's 'biggest ever' Street View update doubles special collections, refreshes 250,000 miles of roads

Tech companies continue protests after Russia adopts online 'censorship' bill

www.computerworld.com
The Russian legislature's lower house on Wednesday adopted a bill that, according to tech companies in the country, could lead to Internet censorship....
Tech companies continue protests after Russia adopts online 'censorship' bill

FACEBOOK: Yeah, We're Getting Tough With Developers (FB)

www.businessinsider.com
Under fire for cutting off popular new apps, Facebook has announced new rules for developers using its social network. It is now requiring developers to show "reciprocity," which means their apps must let users easily post content to Facebook, in order to use Facebook's friend-finding features. The change comes as Facebook...
FACEBOOK: Yeah, We're Getting Tough With Developers (FB)

Wikipedia Russia, other sites protest proposed Internet 'censorship' law

www.computerworld.com
According to Medeyko, the protests are also backed by the Russian Google branch and one of the largest Russian domain names registrars, RU-Center...
Wikipedia Russia, other sites protest proposed Internet 'censorship' law

Russia Plans Internet Censorship Bill (For The Children!); Russian Wikipedia Blacks Out In Protest

www.techdirt.com
Over in Russia, they're preparing some new internet legislation that would censor the internet using the typical bogeymen. The claim from supporters is that the law is to block access to information on drugs, suicide and child porn -- all to protect the children. The way it works is with...
Russia Plans Internet Censorship Bill (For The Children!); Russian Wikipedia Blacks Out In Protest

Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales

gigaom.com
When Kobo launched its “luxury” e-reader, the $169.99 Aura HD, last month, I was skeptical that anybody would shell out for it when cheaper models are available. Early sales results, however, suggest that I was wrong: Kobo announced Tuesday, a day before BookExpo America begins in New York, that the...
Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales

Lenovo hopes to sell smartphones in the US within a year

www.engadget.com
While Lenovo is one of the fastest-rising smartphone makers today, many Americans wouldn't know it when the company has never officially sold handsets in the country. They might soon be well acquainted, according to CEO Yang Yuanqing: he wants Lenovo to be selling smartphones in the US within a...
Lenovo hopes to sell smartphones in the US within a year

Russian rocket explodes over Kazakhstan seconds after launch

www.theverge.com
A Russian rocket has crashed seconds after launching from a spaceport in Kazakhstan. Local TV footage shows the rocket careening from side to side on its upward trajectory before breaking up and nosediving into the ground. The Proton-M rocket was carrying three navigation satellites to be used with Russia's...
Russian rocket explodes over Kazakhstan seconds after launch

Russian dashboard cameras, YouTube beam meteor explosion worldwide

www.pcworld.com
As jumbled news reports of what appeared to be a meteor shower over Russia trickled out of the country, some of the best views of what happened were from the dashboards of Russian cars. Over 400 people were injured in the event, many from broken glass, as explosions boomed...
Russian dashboard cameras, YouTube beam meteor explosion worldwide

New Skype malware spreading at 2,000 clicks per hour makes money by using victims' machines to mine Bitcoins

thenextweb.com
A new piece of malware propagating across Skype has been discovered that tries to convince the recipient to click on a link. What makes this particular threat different is that it drops a Bitcoin miner application to make the malware author money. While malware has spread on Skype and mined...
New Skype malware spreading at 2,000 clicks per hour makes money by using victims' machines to mine Bitcoins
Russian SAR-400 robot wants to show you what it feels like to touch Mars

Nokia PureView 808 is running 124 hours late, due in India June 5th

www.engadget.com
A countdown timer has appeared at an official-looking Indian PureView site, indicating that the 41-megapixel camera (with a twist of smartphone) should arrive in that country on June 5th. The last we heard it was scheduled for initial release in India and Russia sometime in May, but being late...
Nokia PureView 808 is running 124 hours late, due in India June 5th

Russian Airbnb clone TravelRent raises $2 million from Frontier Ventures

thenextweb.com
TravelRent, an online service for listing and booking short-term apartment rentals to bypass hotels, has secured $2 million in funding from VC firm Frontier Ventures to expand its team and its available property listings. The company, which is obviously doing things that are very similar to what Airbnb is doing,...
Russian Airbnb clone TravelRent raises $2 million from Frontier Ventures
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