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Almaz and Intel Capital Invest in AlterGeo, Foursquare for Russia

Files under: Mobile, News, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: admin @ 01:15 [9. 06. 11]

Intel Capital and Almaz Capital have led a new round of funding in AlterGeo, a Russian geo social service. Intel and Almaz invested several million dollar in exchange for a 25% stake in AlterGeo, valuing it at $20 million, according to newspaper Vedomosti. That could imply $5 million new investment. AlterGeo previously raised $1 million [...]

Pixonic Funded by Ventech, Kite Ventures and TA Ventures

Files under: Enterprise, Inside View, Mobile, News, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: admin @ 06:24 [30. 05. 11]

Social game publisher Pixonic is one of the social game publishers in Russia. It was first funded by AddVenture. The Russian leading online travel agency Oktogo.ru venture capital investor Ventech as well as Kite Ventures of Edward Shenderovich and TA Ventures of Ukraine has put $5 million in Pixonic at a valuation of ca. $10 [...]

Yandex IPO Creates Bonanza for Cisco Russian Fund Almaz Capital

Files under: Enterprise, Inside View, Mobile, News, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: admin @ 08:57 [26. 05. 11]

Almaz Capital Russia Fund I, Russia-focused venture capital fund that is backed by Cisco, shall have returned all money to investors with just two investments, fund’s Managing Partner Alexander “Sasha” Galitsky revealed on twitter. Those investments should have been made by Almaz in Qik and Yandex. Almaz‘s first close was at $60 million. Then, Almaz [...]

2GIS City Map Service Stands Against Yandex.Maps and Google.Maps

Files under: Enterprise, Mobile, News, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: admin @ 05:17 [19. 05. 11]

// While Yandex will go IPO on NASDAQ this month, its popular Russian online map service is being challenged by 2GIS‘ Russian city guide and map services. Being available for more than 100 Russian cities, 2GIS has released its Moscow city guide and map service. 2GIS maps and city guides include more corporate information details [...]

Verizon Now Sells Quintura Search Apps for Android

Files under: Mobile, News, Quintura Search, Search Cases, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: admin @ 05:42 [13. 05. 11]

Besides Amazon appstore for Android and Vodafone 360 shop, the Quintura search apps for Android devices have been included in the Verizon Media Store in the U.S. Verizon Wireless operates both 4G LTE network and 3G network for more than 100 million customers in the U.S. Quintura offers mobile search apps for Android devices including recipe [...]

First GLONASS Tablet PC Unveiled

Files under: Mobile, News, Tech
Posted by: admin @ 12:12 [10. 05. 11]

// The Russian mobile phone operator Skylink and Rostelecom have announced the first-ever tablet PC with GLONASS dubbed Xpad. They demonstrated the GLONASS tablet prototype at Sviaz-Expocomm 2011 international telecom exhibition in Moscow today. The GLONASS-enabled tablet PC will use dual GPS/GLONASS chipset Qualcomm MDM 6600, processor ARM cortex-A8 800 Mhz, 512 Mb RAM, 3D processor [...]

Quintura #1 Productivity App in App Store; Tops Opera, Dropbox, Evernote

Files under: Mobile, News, Quintura Search, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: admin @ 01:43 [6. 05. 11]

We have released Quintura visual search apps in iTunes App Store, Android Market and Nokia’s Ovi Store. Some of the Quintura search apps reached top 3, top 10, and top 100 apps in several markets. Today, one of the Quintura search apps has become #1 app in App Store. Our visual-based recipes search app Quintura [...]

Quintura Kids Search Engine Q Kids is Top Download at Vodafone 360 Shop

Files under: Mobile, News, Quintura Search, Tech
Posted by: admin @ 15:56 [21. 04. 11]

Android is now an extremely important platform for mobile software application developers. A-Fund to invest $100 million in Android app developers is coming. That is why we have released Quintura search apps in Vodafone 360 shops in Europe and Amazon Appstore for Android in the U.S. Q Kids, Android app of Quintura Kids search engine [...]

Vodafone Now Sells Quintura Search Apps for Android

Files under: Mobile, News, Quintura Search, Search Cases, Tech
Posted by: admin @ 11:45 [11. 04. 11]

The Quintura search apps for Android devices have been included in the Vodafone 360 Shops in Europe. The Quintura apps are now available at Vodafone 360 Shops in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal and Ireland as well as at MTS app store (МТС Магазин) in Russia. Quintura offers recipe search (Q Cook), [...]

First GLONASS Phone Available at MTS

Files under: Mobile, News, Tech
Posted by: admin @ 16:36 [1. 04. 11]

The first mobile phone with GLONASS is now available. The smartphone MTS GLONASS 945 is retailing for 10,990 Roubles (ca. $388) at online shop of MTS, Russia’s leading mobile phone operator. The smartphone uses both GPS and GLONASS, the Russian global satellite navigation system. Thanks to using both systems, the phone shall have faster navigation [...]

Quintura Search Apps Available on Amazon Appstore for Android

Files under: Mobile, News, Quintura Search, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: admin @ 23:00 [31. 03. 11]

The Quintura search apps have been included in the Amazon Appstore for Android. Quintura offers recipe search (Q Cook), web and image search (Q Search) and kids-friendly search (Q Kids) apps for Android devices. From product description of Q Search on Amazon Appstore: “Q Search is visual search engine designed for Androids and tablets. With [...]

Will Russia’s ZeptoLab follow Rovio to Raise Millions?

Files under: Mobile, News, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: admin @ 08:05 [10. 03. 11]

Forget about social game developers for a while. iPhone game makers are now the hottest property among venture capital investors. While 40 million+ users-played Angry Birds‘ developer Rovio Mobile is getting $42 million investment from Accel, Atomico, and Felicis, its Russia-based counterpart ZeptoLab (authors of very popular Cut The Rope game for iOS) shall be [...]

Mangrove Capital Backs African Mobile Betting Service Bettymovil

Files under: Mobile, News, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: admin @ 03:07 [11. 02. 11]

It is getting fashionable by venture capitalists to reveal new deals over Twitter. The leading European early-stage venture capital firm Mangrove Capital Partners has invested in mobile betting service Bettymovil, wrote Mangrove partner Mark Tluszcz on his Twitter. “Venture capitalists must look towards Africa….it is the real deal! (you will need to be flexible and creative)” [...]

Russian Nikolay Abkairov Founded Qik Bought by Skype for $150 Million

Files under: Mobile, News, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: admin @ 04:29 [12. 01. 11]

// Zelenograd, Moscow region Nikolay Abkairov used to manage VoIP technical teams for embedded software developer Spirit DSP. In 2006, Nikolay Abkairov together with former Oracle executives Bhaskar Roy and Ramu Sinkara founded Qik, mobile video streaming service. The trio raised angel funding from Vijay Tella (formerly from Oracle and founder of TIBCO) who became [...]

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 [...]

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

Files under: Mobile, News
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 [...]

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 [...]

Runa Capital to Invest in Voice-Enabled Mobile Social Net OnAir3G

Files under: Mobile, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: admin @ 11:05 [24. 11. 10]

The mobile Internet usage is exploding in Russia. There are over 30 million internet-enabled mobile phones currently used in the country. So, venture capital firms are seeking for the next “killer” mobile application. Runa Capital, early-stage venture capital firm that was recently created by Parallels and Acronis founder Serguei Beloussov and Almaz Capital Partners founder [...]

Euroset to seek IPO in London in 2011

Files under: Mobile, News, Tech
Posted by: admin @ 06:41 [11. 11. 10]

The largest Russian mobile phone retail chain Euroset, which plans IPO in London in 2011, is selecting IPO managers, reported newspaper Vedomosti. The company, which may sell up to 30% of its shares, could be valued at over $2 billion. Founded in 1997, Euroset is 50.1% owned by Russian investor and entrepreneur Alexander Mamut. Russia’s [...]

Wired Named Quintura Kids “Must Have” iPad App for Elementary School

Files under: Mobile, News, Quintura Search
Posted by: admin @ 04:17 [28. 10. 10]

GeekDad, popular blog at Wired, has named must have list of iPad apps for primary school education (children between ages 5-12 years). Don Donahoo says about Quintura Kids app: “This app is a search engine designed specifically for children. It is the perfect tool to start teaching children digital literacy skills and the ideas around [...]

Quintura Debuts Visual Search Apps for Android

Files under: Mobile, News, Quintura Search, Tech
Posted by: Quintura @ 07:57 [6. 10. 10]

Our kids-friendly visual search app Quintura for Kids is released in the Android Market. The app is available in English and Russian. Quintura offers the first mobile visual search engine designed specifically for kids. Quintura Kids utilizes touch-based screen of Android-powered phones using tag (word) cloud search. The Quintura visual search engine helps to educate [...]

Visual Search App Quintura Kids Is Released for Ovi Store (Nokia)

Files under: Mobile, News, Quintura Search, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: Quintura @ 02:37 [1. 10. 10]

Our kids-friendly search app Quintura for Kids is released for Ovi Store, app store operated by Nokia, world’s largest mobile phone maker. Ovi Store has more than 2 million app downloads per day and growing. Quintura offers the first mobile visual search engine designed specifically for kids. Quintura Kids utilizes touch-based screen of Nokia phones [...]

Quintura URL Info – New Android Application

Files under: Mobile
Posted by: Anton @ 07:19 [31. 08. 10]

We have released a new application for Android devices Quintura URL Info is a small and useful app (just 80 kB) that runs in the background mode while you surf the web on your mobile phone. When you are going to follow a link, you could never be sure to get exactly what you wanted. [...]

Quintura: Visual Search for iPhone and iPad

Files under: Mobile, News, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: Quintura @ 04:28 [24. 08. 10]

Quintura’s visual search for iPhone and iPad app for recipe search, Quintura Cook has been released. The iPhone visual search application offers a search for recipes using a tag cloud of words related to cooking theme. The iPhone visual search app for web and image search Quintura Search is available at iTunes App Store. Quintura [...]

Quintura Search for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Files under: Mobile, News, Quintura Search
Posted by: Quintura @ 03:37 [6. 08. 10]

Quintura’s mobile search app for web and image search has been released. It offers a visual search using a tag cloud of related words. Quintura Search for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is available at iTunes App Store. Quintura Kids, a safe and visual way for kids to learn how to explore the web using [...]

Quintura Kids for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Files under: Mobile, News, Quintura Search, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: Quintura @ 01:48 [21. 07. 10]

Quintura’s first search app for mobiles has been released. It’s a visual search engine for kids with search result links indexed by the Quintura semantic search engine and checked by our editors. Quintura‘s newest iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch app – Quintura Kids is available at iTunes. Quintura Kids is a safe and wonderful way [...]

Search Market Consolidation: Dassault Acquires Exalead, Yippy Buys Clusty

Files under: Enterprise, Mobile, News, Quintura Search, Tech
Posted by: Quintura @ 00:32 [9. 06. 10]

Exalead, the leading European search engine and search-based applications provider for buisiness users and consumers has been acquired for EUR 135 million by Dassault Systèmes, leading provider of 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions. Both 10-years old Exalead and Dassault are headquartred in France. In other recent news, Clusty, a meta-search online service [...]

Opera Could Create Web Browser for Kids; Add Extensions in the Future

Files under: Mobile, News, Tech
Posted by: Quintura @ 16:23 [9. 03. 10]

Opera Software, maker of the Opera web browsers for desktops, devices and mobiles, could build a web browser for kids. “We think about creating an internet browser for kids. It’s a secret, exclusive..,” said Opera Software Communications Manager in Russia, Vladimir Isaev in his recent interview to Runetologia. He added that the company thinks about [...]

Morgenthaler Ventures Leads $10 Million Series B Investment in Evernote

Files under: Mobile, News, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: Quintura @ 03:58 [17. 11. 09]

One of the deans of venture capital, Morgenthaler Ventures has led a $10 million Series B round for electronic note application service Evernote, the company announced. Previous investors Troika Dialog and DOCOMO Capital, which invested a total of $6.5 million in Series A, also participated in the round. The investment will be used to expand [...]

Beeline Named The Best Russian Brand 2008

Files under: Enterprise, Mobile, News
Posted by: Quintura @ 15:18 [17. 11. 08]

Russia is not only known to the world by its vast natural resources and luxury consumer shopping habits but also by its enormous territory. When it comes to building a brand in Russia, the domestic mobile phone operators that has covered the country’s territory and population lead the race. According to Interbrand Zintzmeyer & Lux’s [...]

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