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Archives for August 2009

Rambler Revenues Drop In H1 2009

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Posted by: Quintura @ 05:26 [26. 08. 09]

One of Russia’s leading internet companies, Rambler Media that operates the Rambler portal has reported its consolidated unaudited interim results for the six months ended June 30, 2009. In spite of a growth in number of visitors to over 50 million per month, Rambler Media reported a significant drop in both display and contextual advertising [...]

First Russian Biotech IPO is Coming in Fall 2009

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Posted by: Quintura @ 10:42 [25. 08. 09]

It looks like the IPO market in Russia is not completely frozen. The Russian biotechnology company, Human Stem Cell Institute or HSCI (in Russian: Институт Стволовых Клеток Человека) is planning a $5 million (150 million Rubles) IPO on the Innovation and Growth Companies Sector of MICEX Stock Exchange, the company announced at a press conference [...]

Russia’s YCombinator, AddVenture Invests in SocNet for Parents, MiniBanda.ru

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Posted by: Quintura @ 01:39 [19. 08. 09]

When the growth of generic Russian social network sites Odnoklassniki.ru and Vkontakte is plateauing, the investors start paying more attention to niche social networks. One such social network for young parents, MiniBanda.ru (МиниБанда) has raised $50,000 from AddVenture. As a result, a YCombinator-inspired seed stage venture firm AddVenture obtained a blocking minority stake in MiniBanda. [...]

Russian Mobile Content Market Reaches $420 Million in 1H 2009

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Posted by: Quintura @ 05:23 [14. 08. 09]

The Russian market for mobile content has reached $420 million in the first half of 2009, or 22.6 percent of Russian mobile VAS market (Value-Added Services) of 55 billion rubles ($1.8 billion), reported Prime TASS-BIT. SMS and mobile Internet accounted for 50 percent and 22.5 percent of the mobile VAS market in Russia, respectively. The [...]

Yandex Ranked 7th Search Engine Globally, ahead of MySpace, Daum, AOL

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Posted by: Quintura @ 03:50 [13. 08. 09]

The leading Russian search engine Yandex, which launched a hosted site search for web publishers this week, was the 7th search property worldwide with 1.7 billion searches in June 2009, capturing 1.5 percent of global search share, ahead of MySpace Search (0.9%), Daum.net of South Korea (0.8%) and AOL Search Network (0.6%), according to comScore, [...]

Russian Search Battleground Intensifies As Yandex Launches Site Search

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Posted by: Quintura @ 11:59 [11. 08. 09]

The leading Russian search engine, Yandex, which holds 54 percent share of searches in Europe’s 4th largest Internet market, has launched a free, ad-supported site search offer for web-sites, Yandex.Site. The webmaster can embed Yandex.Site to its web-site by copying & pasting the embed code. If the web-site joins the Yandex Advertising Network, then Yandex [...]

Russian Telecom Roundup: Mobile WiMAX, MTS Comstar-UTS, Google Phone

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Posted by: Quintura @ 14:15 [10. 08. 09]

- The first Russian Mobile WiMAX operator Yota (Scartel) has won a Mobile WiMAX license in Peru, South America for a fee of $3.9 million plus one dollar. Skartel launched mobile WiMAX telecom services in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Ufa of Russia under the Yota brand in June 2009. According to Scartel CEO Dmitry Sokolov, [...]

2009 UCI Juniors Road Cycling World Championships in Moscow

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Posted by: Quintura @ 07:18 [9. 08. 09]

Summer Tunes: David Guetta – When Love Takes Over

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Posted by: Quintura @ 05:06 [8. 08. 09]

Russian Internet Roundup: Odnoklassniki New Design, Money@Mail.ru, Yandex ICQ

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Posted by: Quintura @ 09:14 [6. 08. 09]

– The leading Russian social network, Odnoklassniki.ru, which is majority owned by a Facebook investor DST (Digital Sky Technologies) has announced a new site design to provide a better site navigation and increase page load speed. Odnoklassniki.ru, which has 40 million registered accounts and 10 million daily users, has revealed its first major site re-design [...]