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"Russian Mark Zuckerberg' Jokes About a Hit-and-Run; Humorless Cops Search His Home and Office

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Mr. Durov (Photo: RBTH.ru) Russian police have carried out a search of the offices and home of Pavel Durov, the founder and creator of VKontakte, the country’s most popular social network. The 28-year-old mogul is commonly referred to as the “Russian Mark Zuckerberg” for his influential site, which has more than 200 million...
"Russian Mark Zuckerberg' Jokes About a Hit-and-Run; Humorless Cops Search His Home and Office

A CAPTCHA That Asks How You Feel About Homosexuality

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Choose wisely. (Photo: screencap) CAPTCHAs are a good way to sort the bots from the bodies, providing a bulwark against the never-ending flood of spam. But because proving you’re human requires a moment of your attention, captchas also happen to be a great place to embed a political message. That’s...
A CAPTCHA That Asks How You Feel About Homosexuality

Samsung Galaxy S III to become Russia's first LTE phone, reach 17 cities on December 20th

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LTE has been available in Russia for some time, but it's largely been the province of modems and tablets until now. Samsung wants 4G to be more pocketable in St. Petersburg -- it's launching the quad-core Galaxy S III LTE as the country's first LTE smartphone. The flagship should...
Samsung Galaxy S III to become Russia's first LTE phone, reach 17 cities on December 20th

Russian social network site banned 'by mistake'

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VKontakte founder Pavel Durov clashed with authorities for providing forum for activists to protest against Putin regimeRussia's leading online social network was banned briefly on Friday in a move dismissed as a "mistake" but which follows intensifying official pressure on the company as President Vladimir Putin consolidates his power.VKontakte, Europe's...
Russian social network site banned 'by mistake'
Skolkovo: Cisco, Bessemer Venture Partners Put Millions Into Russia’s Latest Answer To Silicon Valley
Giant QR code-backed iPhone monument commemorates Steve Jobs in St. Petersburg

Big Ol' iPhone Statue Erected in Russia as Tribute to Steve Jobs

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(Photo: Igor Rossak, RIA Novosti) The international community, it seems, is still publicly grieving the loss of Apple founder Steve Jobs. In fact, the St. Petersburg National Research University in Russia unveiled a statue of a huge iPhone today to commemorate Mr. Jobs’ death, because it’s Russia, you guys. The super tall...
Big Ol' iPhone Statue Erected in Russia as Tribute to Steve Jobs
"Scientists" uncover global league of mythical creatures

How can Europe find its own vision of the future?

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Last weekend I made a brief visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Most cities are scarred and shaped by their history, but it’s true of Belfast more than most. Wherever you went, shadows of the past were visible. The docks, once crawling with shipbuilders constructing huge constructing vessels like The Titanic,...
How can Europe find its own vision of the future?

Monument To Steve Jobs Goes Up In St Petersburg

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Although modelled on an Apple object, there is nothing remotely Apple-esque about the design. What is there to say about this memorial to Steve Jobs that was unveiled in St Petersburg yesterday? So much. You can find it in the courtyard of the National Research University of Information Technologies,...
Monument To Steve Jobs Goes Up In St Petersburg

Russian Power Station Goes Haywire [Video]

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You're driving south of St. Petersburg, listening to some John Lennon. The traffic is a little heavy. God, this song is so great—and now, let us pause for an enormous electrical explosion that dominates the entire horizon. More »...
Russian Power Station Goes Haywire [Video]
Get rid of spam & trolls in one fell swoop with civil rights CAPTCHA

The Nutcracker's 120th anniversary celebrated in Google doodle

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Wildly popular ballet first performed in St Petersburg on 18 December 1892Google has celebrated the 120th anniversary of the Nutcracker with a doodle depicting scenes from the ballet.The ballet, scored by Tchaikovsky and set around Christmas, was first performed at the Mariinsky theatre in St Petersburg on 18 December 1892,...
The Nutcracker's 120th anniversary celebrated in Google doodle

Record companies score infringement victory over "Russian Facebook"

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Russia's version of Facebook, vKontakte—a social media platform with 135 million accounts across Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus—has lost its court appeal seeking to overturn an earlier ruling against it stating that the company was infringing copyright by allowing file-sharing services to integrate with vKontakte's user-uploaded media libraries. On May 17,...
Record companies score infringement victory over "Russian Facebook"

Yandex expands global search index from 4 billion to ‘tens of billions’ of pages

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Russian search engine company Yandex has significantly boosted its global search index from 4 billion pages indexed to ‘tens of billions’ of pages, according to a spokesperson. Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh announced the expansion of its search index, which has happened gradually since its launch in May 2010 and not...
Yandex expands global search index from 4 billion to ‘tens of billions’ of pages

Meanwhile in Russia... WTF?

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There you are, you’re walking down Nevsky Prospekt Street in St. Petersburg at night. You’re taking in the sights and architecture of the Russian city, what do you expect to see? I bet you wouldn’t expect to see this:...
Meanwhile in Russia... WTF?

This Is What Happens When A Russian Tech Millionaire Throws Thousands Of Dollars Out Of His Office Window

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Pavel Durov, a 27-year-old tech entrepreneur from Russia (he founded the popular social network VKontakte) headed to his company's St Petersburg office at the weekend, and threw 5,000-rouble ($160) notes out of the window. As you might expect, chaos ensued. Here's Russian television footage of the money being thrown and...
This Is What Happens When A Russian Tech Millionaire Throws Thousands Of Dollars Out Of His Office Window

Giant iPhone unveiled in Russia as a memorial for Steve Jobs

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An interactive memorial based on the design of an iPhone 5 has been setup in St. Petersburg today in order to remember Apple co-founder and technology visionary Steve Jobs. The black monument, which appears to be a bit larger than the average person, has a bright display on the front...
Giant iPhone unveiled in Russia as a memorial for Steve Jobs

Lord Wolfson knows what's Next – he saw it in 1988

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The retailer's successful mail-order business pre-dates online shopping, but the internet could take it to spectacular heightsSales at Next Directory – Next's online and catalogue business – passed £1bn last year and the rate of increase was 16%, twice the previous year's. By contrast, sales in Next's stores stood still...
Lord Wolfson knows what's Next – he saw it in 1988
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