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15M Installs Social Games Company Drimmi Launches First iOS Game

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Posted by: admin @ 13:02 [21. 06. 11]

Initially funded by ABRT Fund and Mangrove Capital Partners, social games developer Drimmi has released its first iOS game SnowBall Duel HD. With its social games installed by over 15 million users, Drimmi shall aim for a major venture capital financing in 2011. Launched in late 2009, social games company Drimmi released its social games [...]

Odnoklassniki.ru Founder Albert Popkov to Sell its Interest to DST

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Posted by: Quintura @ 03:33 [24. 08. 10]

The leading Russian internet investment group, Digital Sky Technologies (DST), which owns 80 percent interest in leading Russian social network Odnoklassniki.ru, is acquiring the remaining 20 percent stake from Odnoklassniki.ru founder, Albert Popkov. The deal could be valued at between $14 million and $28 million, according to newspaper Vedomosti. Albert Popkov raised several million dollar [...]

Odnoklassniki.ru Revenue Reached $49 Million in 2009

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Posted by: Quintura @ 01:00 [21. 07. 10]

The leading Russian social network Odnoklassniki.ru (Одноклассники) has more than doubled its annual revenues last year. The revenues of Odnoklassniki.ru reached 1,540 million Rubles ($49 million) in 2009, reported newspaper Vedomosti.  Odnoklassniki.ru net income reached 366 million Rubles ($11 million) in 2009. Founded in 2006, Odnoklassniki.ru generates revenues from display advertising, paid services, contextual links [...]

Tencent Values DST at $3 Billion; Invests $300 Million

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Posted by: Quintura @ 14:12 [12. 04. 10]

The leading Chinese instant messaging platform QQ-owner Tencent has invested $300 million in exchange for a 10.26 percent economic interest in Russia’s major Internet investment firm Digital Sky Technologies (DST), the company announced on April 12. The investment values DST at almost $3 billion. Tencent and DST share the same investor Naspers/MIH Group, which owns [...]

DST, Tiger Invest in Zynga to Bring Social Games to Russian Social Networks

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Posted by: Quintura @ 04:05 [16. 12. 09]

Russian Internet group DST (Digital Sky Technologies), which recently help merge leading Russian online portal Mail.ru with online games publisher Astrum Online Entertainment, has led $180 million investment in world’s #1 social games company Zynga, according to NYTimes.com. The other investors in the round included Tiger Global, Institutional Venture Partners and Andreessen Horowitz. The new [...]

Odnoklassniki.ru and Albert Popkov Reached Settlement with i-CD Publishing

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Posted by: Quintura @ 02:59 [26. 11. 09]

Back in 2008, UK-based i-CD Publishing sued Albert Popkov, founder of Russia’s leading social network company Odnoklassniki.ru and the company for copyright infringement and breach of contract. Odnoklassniki.ru founder worked for i-CD Publishing before launching the social network. i-CD Publishing has reached a cash settlement with Albert Popkov and Odnoklassniki.ru, reported newspaper Vedomosti. The amount [...]

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 [...]

Russian Internet Companies Love Supporting Football Clubs

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Posted by: Quintura @ 00:48 [29. 04. 09]

Football (or soccer) is the most popular sports in Russia. Zenit St. Petersburg won the UEFA Cup in 2008. The Russian national team won bronze medals in UEFA European Football Championship last year. In March 2009, Kaspersky Lab, the leading Russian and top 5 global security software vendor, became a sponsor of Melbourne Football Club. [...]

Odnoklassniki.ru Shows New Ways To Monetize Social Networks

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Posted by: Quintura @ 21:05 [31. 10. 08]

If you can’t monetize your online traffic yourself, then bring in a guy who could replicate a previous successful experience in it. When the leading Russian social networking site Odnoklassniki.ru recently hired a new CEO, the market was wondering what he would do first. In fact, the answer’s easy. Previously, he worked at online dating [...]

GQ Names Odnoklassniki.ru Founder Businessman Of The Year

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Posted by: Quintura @ 10:13 [21. 09. 08]

Albert Popkov, the founder of the most popular Russian social networking site Odnoklassniki.ru, has been named “Businessman of the Year” by the men’s lifestyle magazine GQ. The annual ceremony “GQ People of the Year” was held at Et Cetera theater in Moscow on September 18. Odnoklassniki.ru has over 20 million registered accounts and 6 million [...]

Odnoklassniki.ru Reaches 20 Million Registered Users

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Posted by: Quintura @ 13:49 [12. 08. 08]

The leading Russian social networking site, Odnoklassniki.ru, has reached over 20 million registered accounts and over 6 million daily users. The company generated revenues of $3.3 million in Q1 2008. The site reported 29.2 million unique visitors in May 2008. In addition to header and sidebar banner advertising, the site now offers to display a [...]

Social Network Vkontakte Named Top Russian Web Site

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Posted by: Quintura @ 19:39 [13. 06. 08]

// The leading Russian social networking site Vkontakte has been named top Russian web-site, in the list of top ten Web 2.0 sites in Russia reported by an Eastern European advisory firm GoalEurope, based on data collected by Alexa. Vkontakte, which was started as a copycat of Facebook by two brothers Pavel and Nikolai Durov [...]

Odnoklassniki.ru Russian Owners Take on Facebook With Polish Deal

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Posted by: Quintura @ 18:14 [11. 06. 08]

The European Founders Fund (the Samwer brothers) sold their minority 10% stake in Nasza-Klasa, the largest online social network in Poland with over 11 million users, to Forticom (an affiliate of DST), one of the major owners of the largest Russian online social network Odnoklassniki.ru (aka Classmates), as a part of the Forticom‘s acquisition of [...]