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Archives for March 2008

It Is Time for Content Owners To Select New Site Search!

Files under: News
Posted by: Quintura @ 21:39 [31. 03. 08]

The launch of a new portal for women Shine created a massive feedback in the blogosphere of which one is suggesting that the content owners should drop Yahoo! for Google. In fact, the content owners could drop Yahoo! for alternative search engines. April 1st is the first Annual Day without Google that is being run [...]

Discover April Fool’s Day with Quintura!

Files under: News, Tech
Posted by: Quintura @ 16:43 [31. 03. 08]

Now you can discover the best hoaxes, pranks, funny tricks, classic gags, jokes and all the foolishness of the April Fool’s Day with Quintura! Charles Knight, the editor of AltSearchEngines will run the first Annual Day without Google on April 1st. He will publish a list of top 100 alternative search engines and ask readers [...]

Quintura: Russian Bits

Files under: News, Tech
Posted by: Quintura @ 14:18 [31. 03. 08]

Former Morgan Stanley investment banker Andrew Tisdale who used to advise CTC Media, Yandex, and Altimo in Russia joined the global private equity investment firm Providence Equity Partners as a Managing Director in the London office. Previously, Andrew was Co-Global Head of the Media and Communications Group at Morgan Stanley. Providence recently invested in Voila [...]

U.S. Venture Capitalist Awarded the Order of Friendship in Russia

Files under: News, Tech
Posted by: Quintura @ 16:24 [24. 03. 08]

Patricia M. Cloherty, Chairman and CEO of Moscow-based Delta Private Equity Partners, has become the first ever foreign venture capitalist in Russia who was awarded the Order of Friendship for her “major contribution to the development of Russian business and for strengthening friendship and cooperation between the Russian Federation and the United States of America.” [...]

Russian Wireless Broadband is HOT

Files under: News, Tech
Posted by: Quintura @ 08:54 [24. 03. 08]

Volga River One Capital Partners agreed to invest some $20 million for 49.6 percent interest in Metromax, a Samara-based wireless broadband operator, says business daily Vedomosti. The deal follows two other investments in Russia in 2008 that were led by the private equity funds: Quadriga in Tascom and Bessemer in Enforta. Metromax was started in [...]

Will Nokia or Nuance Buy STC in a Play for Speech Recognition Market in Russia?

Files under: News, Tech
Posted by: Quintura @ 13:25 [21. 03. 08]

Quadriga Capital Russia, a Russia-based private equity fund managed by Quadriga of Germany is negotiating a sale of its 35% stake in Speech Technology Center (STC), a St.Petersburg-based developer of speech recognition technologies, says business daily newspaper Kommersant. The acquisition could value STC at over $100 million. The leading mobile phone maker Nokia and speech [...]

Lenovo to Acquire Rover Computers in Russia for $100 Million?

Files under: News
Posted by: Quintura @ 13:02 [17. 03. 08]

Rover Computers, the leading Russian maker of notebook computers, flat screens, smart phones and other computer hardware, is in talks with Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo on a possible strategic investment that could value Rover at $100 million, reports business daily Kommersant. The company is also in intensive discussions with several private equity groups in Russia [...]

Estonian Skype Mafia Funds Polish Online Publisher Versita

Files under: Enterprise, News, Web 2.0
Posted by: Quintura @ 11:48 [17. 03. 08]

Ambient Sound Investments (ASI), an investment vehicle of four founding Estonian engineers of Skype invested EUR 400,000 for a 20% stake in a Polish online scientific publisher Versita. The company will use funds to expand its business in Central and Eastern Europe. ASI has announced 5 investments in 2008 and has 17 ventures in its [...]

Get Your Favicon on Quintura.com by Embedding Quintura Search Widget

Files under: News, Quintura Search, Web 2.0
Posted by: Quintura @ 16:21 [13. 03. 08]

Quintura, a visual-based search engine for browsing and discovery-type search has launched a special offer Happy Spring! for web publishers and owners of web-sites and blogs that will embed Quintura search widget. The new offer from Quintura shall bring additional visitors to participating sites and increase their brand awareness. It is available on http://special.quintura.com The [...]

Quintura in MediaPost’s Search Insider and ClickZ’s Search Engine Marketing

Files under: News, Quintura Search, Web 2.0
Posted by: Quintura @ 16:32 [12. 03. 08]

The visual-based search engine Quintura is included in “Eight Search Sites to Watch” by David Berkowitz in MediaPost‘s Search Insider daily newsletter. Quintura is profiled among the best keyword suggestion tools that professional content optimizers use by P.J. Fusco in ClickZ‘s Search Engine Marketing weekly column today.

Happy Women’s Day From Quintura!

Files under: Quintura Search, Web 2.0
Posted by: Quintura @ 15:26 [7. 03. 08]

See a list of top 10 Web Startups from Russia. ________________________________________________________________________________________ Click to download Quintura’s visual search apps for iOS, Android and Symbian. March 8 is Women’s Day in Russia! Happy holiday and lots of love to our women! The holiday was first celebrated in St. Petersburg in 1913. Check a special Quintura search cloud [...]

RuTube Founders Exit at $15 Million Valuation

Files under: News, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: Quintura @ 09:49 [6. 03. 08]

The leading Russian media holding Gazprom-Media is closing a deal to acquire a majority stake in the largest Russian independent online video community site RuTube valuing the business at $15 million, reports business daily Kommersant today. As a part of the deal, the buyer would also invest several million dollars in the RuTube business. The [...]

Eastern Europe: Internet Deal Round-Up

Files under: News, Web 2.0
Posted by: Quintura @ 15:15 [4. 03. 08]

Warburg Pincus consolidates Czech and Slovak web portals, Arca Capital invests in Czech online retailer, and IBS Company buys majority of elearning solution vendor. Centrum.cz, the leading Czech web portal controlled by the private equity group Warburg Pincus acquired the leading Slovak web portal Atlas.sk for more than EUR 20 million from EPIC Holding. The [...]

‘Russian LinkedIn’ Founders To Score Big With “Closed World” (MirTesen)

Files under: News, Web 2.0
Posted by: Quintura @ 16:20 [3. 03. 08]

The Russian financial group Finam has agreed to invest some $5 million in exchange for a controlling stake in MirTesen.ru (“Closed World”) in Russia that develops an online social network where you can meet people based on their location on Google Maps. Finam will try to leverage its investment in MirTesen with ones into a [...]

Russian Tech to Prosper Under New Russian President

Files under: Inside View, News, Tech
Posted by: Quintura @ 22:30 [2. 03. 08]

Dmitry Medvedev is leading Russia’s presidential elections today, says preliminary data being released by Russia’s Central Election Commission (Izbirkom). Dmitry Medvedev leads the elections with more than seventy percent of votes counted. Will the Russian technology, Internet and software businesses continue to grow and become much more competitive globally, when Dmitry Medvedev becomes the President [...]