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Archives for June 2008

Quintura To Power Site Search For Maxim.com

Files under: News, Quintura Search, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: Quintura @ 23:54 [30. 06. 08]

We announced today that Maxim Digital, the fast growing family of websites and mobile properties for young men, has selected Quintura’s interactive site search platform to users of its online properties, including Maxim.com and Blender.com. Quintura’s semantic search technology makes it easier for users to find relevant content and better engage site audience with site’s [...]

Rambler Vision Introduces Video Contextual Advertising

Files under: News, Web 2.0
Posted by: Quintura @ 13:14 [30. 06. 08]

One of the leading Russian Internet companies, Rambler Media together with its majority-owned contextual advertising company, Begun, have announced the launch of video contextual advertising system, Begun.Videocontext, on Rambler‘s video sharing online community, Rambler Vision. The videos on Rambler Vision are tagged according to their content. The contextual advertisements are displayed at the bottom of [...]

ru-Net Acquires Control In iConText Agency

Files under: News
Posted by: Quintura @ 19:22 [25. 06. 08]

ru-Net, the Internet investment company acquired a 51% controlling stake in iConText, a leading Russian contextual advertising agency, reported business daily Vedomosti. According to expert estimates, the deal could be valued at ca. $7 million. Having accounted for 7% of Russian contextual advertising spending of $210 million in 2007, iConText could have had billings of [...]

Renova Capital To Acquire PROMT Machine Translation Software Company

Files under: News
Posted by: Quintura @ 13:30 [25. 06. 08]

The venture capital fund, Early Stage Alternative Fund, managed by Renova Capital agreed to acquire a controlling stake in machine translation software and service provider PROMT. According to business daily Vedomosti, the fund acquired just over 51% stake in PROMT from its founders and will raise its stake in next two years by investing additional [...]

Kommersant Merges Gazeta.ru Into SUP, Owner of LiveJournal

Files under: News, Web 2.0
Posted by: Quintura @ 09:47 [23. 06. 08]

The publishing house Kommersant agreed to merge its Internet newspaper Gazeta.ru into SUP, the owner of LiveJournal, reported both Gazeta.ru and business daily Kommersant. As a result of non-cash deal, Kommersant will obtain just under 50% stake in SUP and nominate two directors to SUP‘s Board. According to TNS Web Index, the daily audience of [...]

Who Cares About Facebook and MySpace Entering Russia?

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Posted by: Quintura @ 14:21 [20. 06. 08]

The leading global online social networks announced their Russian versions Facebook and MySpace this week. According to Fox Interactive Russia’s CEO, Alexander Turkot, MySpace is expected to reach 1 million users in Russia by the end of 2008, up from 0.3 million users now. The leading Russian social networking sites Vkontankte (a Facebook copycat) and [...]

Yandex To Enter Silicon Valley

Files under: News, Tech
Posted by: Quintura @ 10:20 [20. 06. 08]

Among senior executives expected to leave Yahoo! is its General Manager of Search, Vish Makhijani, who is rumored to become CEO of Yandex Labs, a new U.S.-based outpost of the leading Russian search engine Yandex, according to PaidContent. Before joining Yahoo! in 2002, Vish was General Manager at Inktomi. Yandex is expected to do a [...]

How We Will Win Against Google

Files under: News, Quintura Search, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: Quintura @ 10:23 [17. 06. 08]

Betsy Schifmann of the Epicenter blog on Wired.com raises a question on how long Google will dominate search. She says that there must be room for improvement and that is explained by a massive number of search start-ups. She also mentions Chris Sherman of Search Engine Land who notices that “if you’re looking for a [...]

Yandex To Acquire Traffic Information Service SMIlink

Files under: News, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: Quintura @ 16:48 [16. 06. 08]

The leading Russian search engine Yandex agreed to acquire SMIlink, the leading Russian road traffic information service operating in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The deal, whose value is not disclosed, is expected to close in the beginning of July 2008. According to business daily Vedomosti, the deal is valued at several million dollars. SMIlink, which [...]

Social Network Vkontakte Named Top Russian Web Site

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Posted by: Quintura @ 19:39 [13. 06. 08]

// The leading Russian social networking site Vkontakte has been named top Russian web-site, in the list of top ten Web 2.0 sites in Russia reported by an Eastern European advisory firm GoalEurope, based on data collected by Alexa. Vkontakte, which was started as a copycat of Facebook by two brothers Pavel and Nikolai Durov [...]

Odnoklassniki.ru Russian Owners Take on Facebook With Polish Deal

Files under: News, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: Quintura @ 18:14 [11. 06. 08]

The European Founders Fund (the Samwer brothers) sold their minority 10% stake in Nasza-Klasa, the largest online social network in Poland with over 11 million users, to Forticom (an affiliate of DST), one of the major owners of the largest Russian online social network Odnoklassniki.ru (aka Classmates), as a part of the Forticom‘s acquisition of [...]

Stins Coman To Acquire Control in NASDAQ-listed RiT Technologies

Files under: Enterprise, News
Posted by: Quintura @ 09:06 [11. 06. 08]

The Russian IT system distribution and integration group Stins Coman has announced it is expected to consolidate 42% shares in RiT Technologies, a NASDAQ-listed provider of physical network infrastructure control and management solutions. Stins Coman will invest a total of over $5 million to purchase RiT‘s shares and warrants from the company’s founders and directors [...]

Quintura Site Search On E-xecutive, Leading Russian Online Business Community

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Posted by: Quintura @ 17:18 [10. 06. 08]

The leading Russian business community web-site that attracts mostly managers, analysts and career seekers, E-xecutive, has embedded Quintura site search for searching on its web-site. E-xecutive has more than 170 thousand registered users and 300 thousand unique monthly visitors. The web-site plans to reach 900 thousand monthly visitors in the near future. The web-site is [...]

ABBYY Founder Secures $4 Million To Market Iiko Restaraunt ERP Software

Files under: Enterprise, News, Web 2.0
Posted by: Quintura @ 16:29 [9. 06. 08]

Troika Capital Partners, which manages three Russian regional venture funds with total equity capital of $50 million, invested $4 million in iiko, a restaurant ERP software company, announced Artem Yukhin, Director of Troika’s regional fund in the Republic of Tatarstan. David Yan, founder of document recognition software vendor ABBYY, started iiko together with his partner [...]

Google Launches Outdoor Advertising Campaign in Russia

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Posted by: Quintura @ 23:50 [6. 06. 08]

Being behind Yandex in Russia in terms of a number of searches, Google launched its first outdoor advertising campaign in the country called “Moscow 2.0″. The campaign, whose tagline is “Know more on Google.ru“, includes information messages about the city of Moscow on 5.5 thousand ad places in Moscow, including on 24 billboards, 58 benches [...]

Quintura Beats Yandex (in the U.S.)

Files under: News, Quintura Search, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: Quintura @ 20:51 [6. 06. 08]

According to Compete, U.S. traffic to Quintura surged to 259 thousand in May 2008, up 220% from April.

Mini Movie Founder To Acquire Das Vierte TV Channel From NBC Universal

Files under: News
Posted by: Quintura @ 13:38 [6. 06. 08]

Mini Movie International Channel, a short-movie company owned by founder of Russian TV channel REN TV and film producer Dmitri Lesnevski, agreed to acquire German free-to-air TV channel Das Vierte from NBC Universal. The deal, whose value is estimated at up to EUR 50 million, was said to be financed by bank debt. In May [...]

Aegis Acquires Russian Interactive Agency AdWatch For Over $20 Million

Files under: News, Web 2.0
Posted by: Quintura @ 01:14 [5. 06. 08]

The global marketing communications group Aegis Group acquired the leading independent digital marketing agency in Russia, AdWatch. In 2007, AdWatch generated turnover of $31.3 million. Its gross assets reached $15 million. AdWatch first started cooperating with a Russian office of Aegis Media in 2002. According to Vedomosti business daily newspaper, the deal could be worth [...]

Internet Mall Gets EUR 28 Million From Intel Capital and 3TS Capital Partners

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Posted by: Quintura @ 00:35 [4. 06. 08]

The leading Czech online retailer Internet Mall raised EUR 28 million ($45 million) from Intel Capital and 3TS Capital Partners. As a result of the investment, the founders of Internet Mall retained control of the company. Internet Mall, which runs over 45 online shops, has more than 500 thousand registered customers and 100 thousand daily [...]