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THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Developer Interest Down, Android Failing In Tablets And The Wallet Strategy Gets A Revamp (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Up In A Sea Of Red The market is off on a big downward revision in the housing index as well as ongoing slowing growth fears for China. Shares of GOOG...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Developer Interest Down, Android Failing In Tablets And The Wallet Strategy Gets A Revamp (GOOG)

In Russia, Internet giant Yandex now matches the country's top TV channel in advertising revenues

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Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on East-West Digital News, a leading English-language resource on Russian digital industries and related venture activity. Illustrating the trend of moving online in the Russian advertising market, search engine giant Yandex saw its advertising revenues equal those of First Channel (“Pervyi Telekanal”), the country’s leading TV channel,...
In Russia, Internet giant Yandex now matches the country's top TV channel in advertising revenues
Rich, smart, and -- apparently -- sexy: Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh is GQ man of the year

Yandex Just Passed Bing to Become 4th Largest Global Search Engine

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Yandex surpassed Microsoft on the number of monthly search queries worldwide in November and December 2012, according to a recently released comScore qSearch report. Microsoft sites processed 4.477 billion queries and Yandex did 4.844 billion....
Yandex Just Passed Bing to Become 4th Largest Global Search Engine

Yandex becomes default search engine on WP8 smartphones in Turkey, other countries may follow

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Russian Internet giant Yandex is expanding its mobile search service. The company has confirmed to TNW that Yandex has become the default search engine for Windows Phone 8 smartphones not only in Russia, but also in Turkey, the company’s other key market. This strategic partnership may help Yandex to conquer...
Yandex becomes default search engine on WP8 smartphones in Turkey, other countries may follow

Google shutting out rivals, claims Russian search engine Yandex

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Yandex co-founder says US tech giant is 'semi-open', criticising its Android smartphone platform and Chrome web browserThe co-founder of Russia's leading search engine, Yandex, has accused Google of abusing its dominance to shut out competitors in cyberspace.Responding to comments made to the Guardian by Sergey Brin, the Google co-founder, about...
Google shutting out rivals, claims Russian search engine Yandex

Mozilla Launches Custom Firefox With MSN Edition

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Mozilla just launched a special customized edition of Firefox for fans of Microsoft’s MSN portal. Firefox with MSN comes with MSN as the default home page and automatically opens msnNOW, the memetracker-like version of MSN as a Firefox app tab. In addition, of course, this edition offers an MSN theme...
Mozilla Launches Custom Firefox With MSN Edition

Firefox demotes Yandex, makes Google the default search engine in Russia

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It looks like you can chalk up one more win for Google in its bid to be the number one search engine in as many places as possible. When the next version of Firefox rolls out in Russia, Google will be the default search engine, ousting local site Yandex...
Firefox demotes Yandex, makes Google the default search engine in Russia

Boot up: Google founders to be pressed on antitrust claims, and how does Apple keep secrets?

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Yandex ousted as Firefox default search in Russia, and mapping the Google 'exodus'A quick burst of 7 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamKim Scheinberg's answer to: Apple Inc.: How does Apple keep secrets so well? >> QuoraAmazing story. The finish: I've lost track of...
Boot up: Google founders to be pressed on antitrust claims, and how does Apple keep secrets?

Twitter Just Partnered With Google's Huge Russian Competitor (GOOG)

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Twitter has partnered with Yandex, the Russian web search giant, to include tweets in Yandex's search results, reports TechCrunch. This could potentially be a new source of revenue for Twitter -- Yandex described it as a licensing arrangement and Microsoft paid Twitter $30 million for a similar deal. Yandex...
Twitter Just Partnered With Google's Huge Russian Competitor (GOOG)

Yandex launches tailored versions of its WebKit-powered browser in Turkey and Ukraine

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Striving to increase its online search market share, Russian Internet giant Yandex has announced the deeply localized versions of its browser for Ukraine and Turkey, the company’s key markets. The two tailor-made versions of WebKit-powered Yandex.Browser have been released almost two months after the product was initially launched in Russia....
Yandex launches tailored versions of its WebKit-powered browser in Turkey and Ukraine

Turbo: Yandex rolls out new version of its browser with built-in data compression

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Russian internet firm Yandex has begun automatically updating its browser to version 1.1, which includes the Turbo technology, licensed earlier by Opera Software. The new feature is aimed at users with weak Internet connections, automatically compressing data that is being downloaded. Yandex Browser 1.1 was rolled out about a month...
Turbo: Yandex rolls out new version of its browser with built-in data compression

Russian Internet Market Booms As Access Spreads

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How many Internet users are there in Russia? How big are the Russian Internet advertising and e-commerce markets? If you lie awake at night wondering, you’re not alone. Trying to get a handle on this market is not easy, such as are the language and cultural barriers. There’s a lot...
Russian Internet Market Booms As Access Spreads

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

Face.com Is Definitely Being Acquired By Facebook Say Sources

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The purchase of Face.com by Facebook is happening and is a done deal, say multiple TechCrunch sources. Those familiar with the matter have confirmed the price will be $100m, as per the media speculation in the last few days. So far Face.com itself has declined to comment. CEO Gil Hirsch...
Face.com Is Definitely Being Acquired By Facebook Say Sources

Twitter Adds Another International Google Exec To Its Sales Team: Stephen McIntyre

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Twitter says that 70 percent of its users come from outside the U.S. at the moment, and so it makes sense that this is where it is also investing more to grow the rest of its business. Today the company announced that it has appointed another sales executive to beef...
Twitter Adds Another International Google Exec To Its Sales Team: Stephen McIntyre

Yandex.Disk Wants To Give iCloud, Skydrive and Dropbox A Run For Their Money In Russia

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Yandex may be in line to become the default search engine on devices that Apple sells in Russia. But for now it’s engaging in a little competition with Cupertino, and others. Today the Russian search giant is launching its own answer to iCloud: a free web-based storage product it’s calling...
Yandex.Disk Wants To Give iCloud, Skydrive and Dropbox A Run For Their Money In Russia

The DLD Conference heads to moscow with top-notch speakers in tow

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The Digital-Life-Design (DLD) conference is making a leap into emerging markets to hold an event at the end of the month in Moscow. Naturally, Russia’s digital giants will be in attendance; Dmitry Grishin, CEO of Mail.Ru, Pavel Durov, CEO of Vkontakte and Arkady Volozh CEO at Yandex will take to the stage...
The DLD Conference heads to moscow with top-notch speakers in tow

Mail.ru Yanks Domestic Ads From ICQ

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Mail.ru’s DST may have spent $187.5 million taking ICQ off AOL’s hands, but it’s in no rush to make a direct return on the veteran IM service. The group has announced that it is pulling advertising out of ICQ for the first time since it was added in 1999....
Mail.ru Yanks Domestic Ads From ICQ
Twitter joins forces with Yandex, Russia's largest search engine

From Russia with love: How media consumption and production is changing in the East

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The Digital Life Design conference (DLD) opened up this morning with a panel discussion between media heavy weights and tech giants around strategies for the future. Moderated by Thomas Künstener, Vice President of Booz & Co, Dmitry Grishin, CEO of Mail.ru, Ahmet Özer, CEO of Trader Media East, Arkady Volozh,...
From Russia with love: How media consumption and production is changing in the East
Russia’s RTP Ventures expands U.S. operations, adds managing directors in New York and Boston

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

Using the X-Default Hreflang Tag For Multinational SEO: Default Language Opportunities

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Google & Yandex announced the new x-default hreflang tag earlier this month, and in doing so closed the final gap in executing 'perfect' SEO platforms for multinational brands. There is, however, the question of what language content to use as your default, and how you can bring a little... Please...
Using the X-Default Hreflang Tag For Multinational SEO: Default Language Opportunities

Facebook Rumored To Be Buying Israeli Face Recognition Firm Face.com

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.Over the weekend rumors began to swirl that Facebook was looking at spending about $100 million to buy Israeli startup Face.com to access its clever face recognition technology. Now it's suggested via GigaOm that the momentum for the deal is actually in...
Facebook Rumored To Be Buying Israeli Face Recognition Firm Face.com

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

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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)

Microsoft down to fifth place in comScore's global search stats, thanks to Yandex

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It makes sense to call Yandex Russia’s answer to Google, because it’s doing all sorts of interesting things with data and in mobile. And of course, like Google, Yandex’s core business is in search. And it seems to be doing surprisingly well in that field. In fact, according to the...
Microsoft down to fifth place in comScore's global search stats, thanks to Yandex

Powered By Nokia, Yandex Rolls Out Maps Of US And Europe

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Yandex is rolling out maps of the US and Europe, powered by Nokia’s mapping division Navteq. The company is also introducing a Turkish mapping site. Yandex says that its maps have an audience of 16.5 million on the PC and an additional 6.6 million users in mobile. Most of these...
Powered By Nokia, Yandex Rolls Out Maps Of US And Europe

Yandex Tempts Samsung Ultrabook Buyers With 250 GB Of Storage Space

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Russian search company Yandex is distinctly Googley in its hosting of a disparate array of digital services. Its latest play is cloud storage space, which it is promoting with a little help from Samsung. Starting today, Yandex will offer 250 GB of free space on its fledgling cloud storage service...
Yandex Tempts Samsung Ultrabook Buyers With 250 GB Of Storage Space

Yandex.Factory Seed Funding Bears Fruit: SocialMart Launches Social Shopping With Yandex.Market

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It’s not a given that a leader in search can successfully pivot into other areas like social media — just ask Google — but a new service launching in Russia today, from that country’s search leader Yandex, shows one route a company with a lot of smarts can take to...
Yandex.Factory Seed Funding Bears Fruit: SocialMart Launches Social Shopping With Yandex.Market
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