Back in January 2011, Yandex CTO Ilya Segalovich named The Tweeted Times one of the most interesting internet start-ups in Russia. Today, the leading Russian search engine company Yandex announced on its blog that it acquired The Tweeted Times, a social news service that helps create personal newspapers from Twitter accounts.
Launched in 2010, The Tweeted Times is founded by Maxim Grinev and Maria Grineva, a Russian couple who recently moved to work at ETH in Zurich, Switzerland. They will now join Yandex Labs in Palo Alto, California.
Yandex has been actively investing in internet startups over the past year. Yandex invested in and/or acquired Refine.io, Zenmoney, WebVizor, Loginza and Face.com.