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Top Internet M&A Deals In Russia In 2012

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Posted by: admin @ 07:25 [8. 01. 13]

The Russian internet economy was in a rapid-growth stage in 2012. The internet advertising market grew more than 40% to $2 billion per year. Top 10 internet venture capital investments in Russia totaled $299 million last year. 2012 wasn’t a year of consolidations in Internet in Russia. Only a few mergers and acquisitions of internet [...]

Google Reaches 10% of Russian Contextual Advertising Market

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Posted by: Quintura @ 06:21 [28. 01. 10]

The Russian contextual advertising market was up 13% year-on-year to 9.61 billion Rubles ($302 million) in 2009. Yandex holds 78% of the market, ahead of Begun with 11% share and Google with 10% share. Due to Ruble devaluation, the contextual advertising spending in USD were actually down from $344 million in 2008 to $302 million [...]

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 [...]

Begun Offers New Way To Monetize Photo Sharing Sites

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Posted by: Quintura @ 17:36 [29. 10. 08]

Having escaped from Google’s acquisition, the leading Russian contextual advertising company Begun continues offering new ways to monetize multimedia online content. In June 2008, Begun launched video contextual advertisements via Begun.VideoContext that were first introduced on video sharing online community Rambler Vision. Now the company is launching a new monetization option for photo sharing websites [...]

Google Experiences Delays With Begun Deal In Russia

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Posted by: Quintura @ 00:48 [6. 10. 08]

The acquisition of contextual advertising firm Begun by Google was expected to be completed in September 2008. According to business daily newspaper Vedomosti, the consideration of the deal by the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia) has been postponed until October 22. The newspaper found out that FAS requested some additional documents from the sellers to [...]

Finam To Earn One Hundred Times Cash Invested In Begun

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Posted by: Quintura @ 16:27 [18. 07. 08]

Rambler Media, which operates Russia’s 5th leading site Rambler.ru, agreed to sell its Russian contextual advertising company, Begun, for $140 million to Google as well as to outsource search and contextual advertising on its web properties to Google. As a result of the deal, Google will significantly enhance its position in Russia by getting access [...]

Rambler Vision Introduces Video Contextual Advertising

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Posted by: Quintura @ 13:14 [30. 06. 08]

One of the leading Russian Internet companies, Rambler Media together with its majority-owned contextual advertising company, Begun, have announced the launch of video contextual advertising system, Begun.Videocontext, on Rambler‘s video sharing online community, Rambler Vision. The videos on Rambler Vision are tagged according to their content. The contextual advertisements are displayed at the bottom of [...]