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Kremlin internet bill 'signals growing repression of critics by Putin'

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Russian censorship law will be 'like China's great firewall', say activists, as Wikipedia site shuts for day in protestTwo months after Vladimir Putin once again assumed the post of Russian president, the long-feared crackdown on his critics appears to have begun. The internet bill due to be considered by parliament...
Kremlin internet bill 'signals growing repression of critics by Putin'
Brainstorming site Tricider falls victim to outrageous clone

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Congrats to @metkere from Novosibirsk where I live for making it as the best Russian-language blog at The BOBs http://is.gd/buYaN

Apple Pulls Russian SMS Spam App from App Store

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Earlier today, Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab reported that it had been alerted to an app available in both Apple's App Store and the Google Play store for Android that was quietly harvesting users' address book contacts and sending them to the developer's servers. The developer's systems were then sending...
Apple Pulls Russian SMS Spam App from App Store
Rich, smart, and -- apparently -- sexy: Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh is GQ man of the year

Uzbekistan Just Launched A Facebook Clone With The Most Terrible Name Ever

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If it looks like Facebook and works like Facebook...Is it not, then, Facebook? The creator of youface.uz -- Uzbekistan's answer to Facebook, says no. According to GlobalVoices, the site was recently set up to "boost patriotism among young people in Uzbekistan." The site's creator, allegedly an Uzbek citizen named Ayubhon...
Uzbekistan Just Launched A Facebook Clone With The Most Terrible Name Ever

Apple holding iTunes event in Moscow, Russia tomorrow evening

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Hot off the heels of the iTunes 11 launch last week, Russia looks to be gaining the service very soon. According to a forwarded invite obtained by TechCrunch, Apple is holding a small iTunes event at the local GUM shopping center in Moscow’s Red Square tomorrow evening. Rumors of...
Apple holding iTunes event in Moscow, Russia tomorrow evening

In Russia, Yandex will be replaced by Google as default search option in new Firefox

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Here’s an interesting change about to occur: when Mozilla pushes the launch button for the next version of the Firefox browser (version 14), the default search engine in Russia will no longer be local Internet services giant Yandex but global market leader Google. The Yandex search service, which was added...
In Russia, Yandex will be replaced by Google as default search option in new Firefox

Apple keeps up pressure on Motorola Mobility with multilingual alphabet patent

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Today the Mannheim Regional Court held another Apple trial -- in this litigation, Motorola Mobility is the defendant -- a few hours after an Apple v. HTC trial (over the same patent) that resulted in a stipulated stay.I thought that the most likely outcome of the afternoon trial was also...
Apple keeps up pressure on Motorola Mobility with multilingual alphabet patent

SOPA-style protests reject Russian bill to blacklist websites

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Russian-language sites are protesting a bill submitted to the lower house of Russian parliament this week. The bill would create a national registry of blacklisted sites that contained child pornography, extremist ideas, and suicide- or drug-related content. Many of the bill's opponents say Duma Bill 89417-6 (titled "On protection of children...
SOPA-style protests reject Russian bill to blacklist websites

Russia's Mail.ru launches 'Internet', a new browser with 'Web of Trust' ratings integrated

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Web of Trust (WOT), the community-powered technology that helps Web users identify safe websites, has announced that Russian Internet behemoth Mail.Ru has rolled out a new version of its browser with its safe-surfing tech fully integrated. Founded in 1998, Mail.ru operates a range of online tools and services, including social...
Russia's Mail.ru launches 'Internet', a new browser with 'Web of Trust' ratings integrated

Mozilla dumps Yandex as default search for Russian Firefox

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Mozilla will drop Russian search giant Yandex as the default search engine for Russian-language versions of Firefox beginning with next month's Firefox 14....
Mozilla dumps Yandex as default search for Russian Firefox

Microsoft suspends Skype password resets after account-hijacking report

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Microsoft has updated the password-resetting capabilities for its Skype service to fix a flaw that reportedly made the feature vulnerable to account-takeover attacks that were trivial to carry out. The vulnerability "affected some users where multiple Skype accounts were registered to the same e-mail address," and company officials have contacted...
Microsoft suspends Skype password resets after account-hijacking report
Russia looks to censor the internet of porn, drugs, suicide, and extremism

Foxconn fanless nano PCs get priced, dated and tweaked

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Remember those Foxconn built nano PCs that surfaced back in May? The Shenzhen-based manufacturer recently made them official, detailing a few unexpected tweaks in a Russian language press release. Now decked out in a sleek black finish, the nettops will sport the same I/O, but one image courtesy of...
Foxconn fanless nano PCs get priced, dated and tweaked

Mail.Ru Issues Gangbusters Trading Figures, Plans More Social Games

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Mail.Ru has issued a preliminary trading statement for the fiscal year 2011. The largest Russian-language Internet company, is looking at a margin outlook of 50 percent this year according to CEO Dmitry Grishin, speaking on a conference call, and plans to reinvest the cash to improve its products. Net income...
Mail.Ru Issues Gangbusters Trading Figures, Plans More Social Games

Twitter Skyrocketing in Russia (Stats)

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Of course no one will argue these days that Twitter has become a huge online phenomenon and it influences lots of things for both end users, online and offline businesses. But how huge is it outside of the US where the trendy service is heavily promoted in traditional media? Russian...
Twitter Skyrocketing in Russia (Stats)

Yandex Q1 Earnings: Revenues Up 51% To $200.3M, Net Income Up 53% To $43M

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Yandex, Russia’s biggest search company, has posted Q1 earnings, with revenues up 51% to $200.3 million, and net income up 53% to $43 million. The results easily beat analyst expectations: on average analysts expected revenues of $194.64 million, with earnings per share of $0.15 (low $0.13; high $0.16), but other...
Yandex Q1 Earnings: Revenues Up 51% To $200.3M, Net Income Up 53% To $43M

New fund Third Rome Black River Ventures is set to invest up to $50m in Russian startups

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The Third Rome investment company from Russia has entered the local venture market with its newly created fund Third Rome Black River Ventures (TR BR), focusing on local startups in the fields of e-commerce, digital content, online ticket reservations, social media, mobile and cloud technologies, and online advertising. Following long...
New fund Third Rome Black River Ventures is set to invest up to $50m in Russian startups
'Russian CrunchBase' raises $3 million to showcase RuNet startups

Barnes & Noble eyes Russia launch following registration of Nook trademarks

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Following its large-scale expansion across the Atlantic into UK, Barnes & Noble is reportedly preparing to begin selling its Nook e-readers and tablets in Russia, registering the Nook and Nook Media trademarks in the country. Russian newspaper Izvestia reports that Barnes & Noble will seek to launch its products and digital services in...
Barnes & Noble eyes Russia launch following registration of Nook trademarks

Tweetminster goes global with Electionista, a Web app to monitor Twitter trends during elections

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Back in January we reported that more than half of UK MPs are now on Twitter; that was according to Tweetminster, a media platform that analyses trends and links around the micro-blogging platform. It found that 331 of the 650 MPs have Twitter accounts set up in their name, up...
Tweetminster goes global with Electionista, a Web app to monitor Twitter trends during elections
Opera Mobile Moves Into Music, With 'Unlimited Music' Soft Launching In Russia First

Apple pulls Russian malware from iOS App Store

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Hours after it was highlighted by a security firm, Russian-language malware on the iOS App Store was removed by Apple and is no longer available for download....
Apple pulls Russian malware from iOS App Store
With $300K in its pocket, WeStudy.In launches to help Russians study abroad for cheap

Cooliris partners with Yandex to launch a localized version of its photo-sharing app in Russia

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Cooliris is continuing to push its photo-sharing app into major international markets after it launched a localized version in Russia in partner with local Internet juggernaut Yandex. The partnership is similar to the one that Cooliris struck with Chinese social network Renren last month. Users in the European country will be able to navigate...
Cooliris partners with Yandex to launch a localized version of its photo-sharing app in Russia

DailyDirt: Bullet The Blue

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When people talk about colorful language, they're usually referring to foul language. But more literally, words for colors in our language(s) can affect how we perceive and react to colors. The word for blue is particularly interesting due to its surprisingly infrequent use in older texts. Here are just a...
DailyDirt: Bullet The Blue

A big shift in Russian online media: Rambler-Afisha merges with Livejournal's parent SUP Media

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Big news out of Russia today. Two of the largest Internet groups in the country – Rambler-Afisha (part of holding company ProfMedia) and SUP Media – are to merge, creating a combined entity that the two firms say will have the third-largest Internet audience in Russia. Outlets that broke news of...
A big shift in Russian online media: Rambler-Afisha merges with Livejournal's parent SUP Media

Russian iTunes Music begins showing up on the App Store at very low prices

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Русский itunes store, работает пока только через поиск в музыке http://t.co/KChGajzX— Kirpichev Ivan (@Ivan_Kir) November 19, 2012 Back in September, a report from Russian language publication vedomosti.ru citing industry sources noted Apple was preparing to launch iTunes music in Russia by the end of year. The report noted that songs...
Russian iTunes Music begins showing up on the App Store at very low prices

Ebay pushes into emerging markets

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Online marketplace hopes to double global users to 200m by 2015, with one in four buyers and sellers in emerging marketsEbay is preparing a push against Amazon and into developing markets that could see its online marketplace handle $110bn (£72bn) of sales within three years.By 2015, eBay hopes to double...
Ebay pushes into emerging markets
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