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Archives for April 2009

The Largest Russian Software Company to Raise Private Equity

Files under: Enterprise, News
Posted by: Quintura @ 10:22 [29. 04. 09]

The largest Russian software vendor 1C Company plans to do a private equity placement, reported business newspaper Kommersant. The company could raise up to $100 million from Russian private equity funds. The investment bank Renaissance Capital is managing the placement, said the newspaper. 1C Company, whose revenues were estimated at over $350 million in 2007, [...]

Russian Internet Companies Love Supporting Football Clubs

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Posted by: Quintura @ 00:48 [29. 04. 09]

Football (or soccer) is the most popular sports in Russia. Zenit St. Petersburg won the UEFA Cup in 2008. The Russian national team won bronze medals in UEFA European Football Championship last year. In March 2009, Kaspersky Lab, the leading Russian and top 5 global security software vendor, became a sponsor of Melbourne Football Club. [...]

Kaspersky Lab Founder Awarded State Prize of the Russian Federation

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Posted by: Quintura @ 13:56 [27. 04. 09]

Only three State Prizes of the Russian Federation in Science and Technology are awarded every year. The winner of the prize receives a medal, diploma and 5 million Russian rubles (ca. $150 thousand). The 2009 award ceremony will take place in Kremlin on June 12. In 2009, Eugene Kaspersky, the founder and CEO of the [...]

Almaz Capital to Acquire 5 Percent Stake in Parallels

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Posted by: Quintura @ 11:15 [27. 04. 09]

The Moscow/Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund, Almaz Capital Russia Fund I has acquired a 5 percent stake in virtualization and automation software vendor Parallels for $11 million, reported business newspaper Kommersant. The stake was previously owned by Insight Venture Partners. As a result, Insight decreased its stake in Parallels to 10 percent. In June 2005, [...]

Quintura to Power Site Search on WomanJournal.ru

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Posted by: Quintura @ 01:28 [22. 04. 09]

We are announcing today that the leading women-centric online portal in Russia, WomanJournal.ru has implemented the Quintura search engine for in-site search. Previously, Quintura has been also powering site search on LeLuxe.ru, a luxury information site of WomanJournal.ru. The Quintura-powered site search on WomanJournal.ru is being used for free and is monetized with CPC (Cost-Per-Click) [...]

Quintura Relaunches its Quintura.com Search Destination Homepage

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Posted by: Quintura @ 16:09 [15. 04. 09]

We are announcing the re-launch of our search destination homepage, Quintura.com. The new user homepage on Quintura.com simplifies access to visual-based search engines offered by Quintura such as web search, site search and kids-friendly search. The new ‘look & feel’ of Quintura.com is fueled by demand from Quintura users including online publishers, web masters and [...]

Rambler Creator Dmitry Kryukov Died at 48

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Posted by: Quintura @ 19:45 [14. 04. 09]

Dmitry Kryukov, one of the founders of Stack Group and creator of the original Rambler search engine back in 1990s, died at the age of 48 last night. Rambler was first launched to public on October 8, 1996 when Dmitry was 36. In spring 1997, Dmitry created Rambler’s Top100, the most popular Internet directory and [...]

iCrossing to Partner with Russian Digital Marketing Agency Ingate

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Posted by: Quintura @ 12:37 [14. 04. 09]

The global digital marketing company iCrossing has expanded its business in Russia by joining efforts with a top Russian digital marketing agency Ingate. The Russian online advertising market reached almost $600 million in 2008, of which 60 percent accounted for contextual advertising spending. The Russian SEO/SEM services market is valued at over $100 million per [...]

Quintura Site Search Enchances Search Cloud View and Banner Insertion

Files under: Enterprise, Inside View, News, Quintura Search, Search Cases, Tech
Posted by: Quintura @ 20:10 [7. 04. 09]

We have added several new features and enhancements to Quintura Site Search including: • New Mini-Cloud Settings – settings for search results display, • Banners – an interface to enable embedding images within search clouds. New Mini-Cloud Settings Display search results under the Quintura search widget. If this parameter is disabled, the widget will have [...]

Almaz Capital Cisco Russia Fund I Invests $11 Million in Parallels and Apollo Project

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Posted by: Quintura @ 08:35 [7. 04. 09]

The Moscow/Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund, Almaz Capital Russia Fund I, which is focused on technology, media and communications software companies from Russia and managed by Almaz Capital Partners, has invested $11 million in virtualization and automation software vendor Parallels and mobile social networking platform developer Apollo Project, reported daily newspaper RBC Daily by quoting [...]

Plastic Media Acquires Mobile VAS Business SMX Com from Rambler Media

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Posted by: Quintura @ 00:20 [3. 04. 09]

The leading Russian mobile content provider, Plastic Media acquired SMX Com, a provider of mobile value-added services (VAS), from Rambler Media. As a part of the acquisition, Plastic Media will operate and provide mobile VAS services to Rambler. The value of the deal was not disclosed but the analysts estimate it at at ca. $3 [...]

How Search Engines Celebrate Fool’s Day in Russia

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Posted by: Quintura @ 15:07 [1. 04. 09]

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