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Archives for December 2010

Russian ‘iPhone 4′ Unveiled with GLONASS/GPS chip

Files under: News
Posted by: admin @ 05:09 [29. 12. 10]

Sistema CEO Vladimir Evtushenkov has unveiled the first Russian-developed smartphone with a GLONASS/GPS chip at a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The smartphone will have functionality similar to Apple’s iPhone 4 but have more precise navigation capability thanks to using the Russian global satellite navigation system, GLONASS. The first Russian GLONASS/GPS chip will [...]

Rusnano to Put $250 Million in EuroTech Transfer Fund

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Posted by: admin @ 00:53 [27. 12. 10]

The Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (Rusnano) has agreed to invest up to $250 million in EuroTech Transfer Fund with UniCredit Group, announced Rusnano. UniCredit Group will advise the fund in seeking leading technology companies in Western Europe and evaluating their investment potential. EuroTech Transfer Fund, which will target a total size of $500 million, will [...]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2011!

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Posted by: admin @ 09:39 [24. 12. 10]

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Yandex to Acquire WebVisor Site Analytics Assets

Files under: Enterprise, News, Tech
Posted by: admin @ 03:48 [24. 12. 10]

The leading Russian search engine Yandex has acquired the WebVisor site analytics technology and related assets for ca. $0.5 million from Visor Ltd., reported newspaper Vedomosti. The WebVisor developing team will be joining Yandex. The WebVisor analytics will be integrated into Yandex‘ own web analytics service Yandex.Metrika (Яндекс.Метрика). Launched in early 2009, WebVisor offers site [...]

Vitaly Petrov Signs for Lotus Renault GP; the only Russian Driver in Formula 1

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Posted by: admin @ 03:03 [23. 12. 10]

The 26-year-old Russian driver Vitaly Petrov (Виталий Петров) also known as “Vyborg rocket”, who was the “Rookie of the Year” in Formula 1 in 2010, will remain the only Russian driver in Formula 1. Vitaly Petrov who raced for Renault F1 Team alongside Robert Kubica of Poland in 2010, has signed for Lotus Renault GP [...]

ProfMedia Invests $3.3 Million in Digital Access (ivi.ru)

Files under: News, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: admin @ 05:15 [22. 12. 10]

// The leading Russian media and entertainment group ProfMedia has invested $3.3 million in exchange for a 25% stake in online video content service ivi.ru owner Digital Access, reported newspaper Kommersant. The investment valued Digital Access at $10 million pre-money. The Russian online video advertising market shall reach $30 million in 2011. Launched in February [...]

Roscosmos Launches Satellite Imagery Geoportal; Rivals Google Maps

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Posted by: admin @ 15:51 [21. 12. 10]

The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has launched a geoportal with remote sensing images of Earth at geoportal.ntsomz.ru. The service is similar to Google Maps but the Roscosmos geoportal’s satellite imagery will be updated much more regularly. The images, which will be acquired by Russian remote sensing satellites, are going to be updated on a [...]

HeroCraft’s Farm Frenzy Reached Over 12 Million Downloads at Nokia’s Ovi Store

Files under: Mobile, News
Posted by: admin @ 03:17 [21. 12. 10]

The online gamers may be tied of farm-like games. There shall be a different story for mobile phone gamers. Kaliningrad, Russia-based mobile game developer HeroCraft has reported that its arcade game Farm Frenzy (Веселая Ферма) reached over 12 million downloads at Nokia’s Ovi Store. Founded in 2001, HeroCraft develops and publishes mobile games and applications [...]

Russian Online Shopping Club KupiVIP.ru Should Be Valued Over $200 Million

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Posted by: admin @ 08:28 [20. 12. 10]

The leading Russian online shopping club KupiVIP.ru was founded in late 2008, less than one year after its German counterpart, brands4friends went live. Online auction and shopping giant, eBay has entered the online shopping club market by acquiring brands4friends, which has 3.5 million members, for $200 million. The deal will imply that the Russian online [...]

ZeptoLab’s Cut The Rope Reached 3.5 Million Downloads; Beats Rovio’s Angry Birds

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Posted by: admin @ 11:11 [15. 12. 10]

Cut The Rope developer ZeptoLab has reached 3.5 million downloads of its game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The game was downloaded 1 million times only 9 days after release on October 5. The Cut The Rope game, which costs $0.99 at iTunes App Store, has been on top of App Store charts ever [...]

Runa Capital to Invest $0.5 Million in Hivext Cloud Platform

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Posted by: admin @ 04:16 [14. 12. 10]

Runa Capital, early-stage venture capital firm that was recently created by Parallels and Acronis founder Serguei Beloussov and Almaz Capital Partners founder Alexander Galitsky, has invested $0.5 million in Hivext cloud-based platform service developer Hivext Technologies. Previously, Hivext got $0.1 million funding from software distributor Softline when it won Dev Generation 2010 contest. Launched in [...]

DJ Music App MixxMuse Wins TechCrunch Moscow Startup Battle

Files under: Mobile, News, Web 2.0
Posted by: admin @ 10:17 [13. 12. 10]

For now, anyone can create music with own hands and iPad. The iPad DJ music app maker MixxMuse has won the startup battle at TechCrunch Moscow event today. The MixMuse DJ HD app, which has over 250,000 downloads of its free iPad app since April 2010 release, sees some 10 percent conversion rate. The free [...]

Synnovate to Acquire Majority of COMCON

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Posted by: admin @ 09:09 [2. 12. 10]

Synnovate, market research business of Aegis Group, has agreed to acquire a 51% stake in Russian market research company COMCON. As part of the deal, Synnovate will combine its Russian business with COMCON. According to newspaper Kommersant, the company was valued at ca. $10 million. That would imply a deal value of some $5 million. [...]