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New Year Greetings From Yandex

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Posted by: admin @ 07:24 [27. 12. 12]

Aport Bought For a Song; Relaunched as Product Comparison Shopping Engine

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Posted by: admin @ 06:52 [30. 08. 12]

One of the Russian search engine market pioneers, Aport has been sold out for $150,000 to Andrey Bronetsky, Managing Director of Mamba, a leading online dating platform service in Russia. The news was reported by RBC Daily. The newspaper says that he and his partners would invest an additional $350,000 into Aport, which has been [...]

Yandex Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results: 50% Year-on-Year Revenue Growth

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Posted by: admin @ 06:39 [31. 07. 12]

Today, the leading Russian search engine company Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX) announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter of 2012 ended June 30, 2012. Yandex completed $1.4 billion IPO on NASDAQ in May 2011. In Q2 2012, Yandex reported revenues of RUR 6,801 million ($207 million), up 50% from Q2 2011, operating income of [...]

Yandex New TV Ad Campaign: Answers For All Occasions

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Posted by: admin @ 13:47 [15. 03. 12]

While Google is going to provide more direct answers to users’ queries, the leading Russian search engine, Yandex, has launched a new advertising campaign on major Russian TV channels called “Ответы на все случаи жизни” (Answers for all occasions). The competition for Russian search market share between Yandex and Google should be heating up.

Yandex to Invest in Startup Labs’ Startup Weekends Companies

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Posted by: admin @ 00:17 [5. 09. 11]

The leading Russian search engine company Yandex is rolling out its start-up investment activities. Having recently agreed to invest in start-ups from InCube Accelerator, Yandex will invest in Startup Labs‘ investee companies that will come out of Startup Weekends from all over the world. Yandex will offer up to $30,000 to Startup Labs‘ companies to [...]

Russian Search Pioneer, Aport to Switch Search to Yandex

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Posted by: admin @ 23:32 [23. 08. 11]

The last Russian independent search engine standing, Aport has stopped using its own web search index. Being one of the Russian search market pioneers, Aport switched its search to Yandex. From now on, Yandex powers web search results and contextual ads on Aport.ru. Launched in 1997, Aport is owned by Vimpelcom (Beeline), Russia’s leading mobile [...]

Afisha Rambler Launches Rambler-Fund for Online Start-Ups

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Posted by: admin @ 10:45 [21. 06. 11]

After NASDAQ-listed Yandex launched its Yandex.Factory start-up investment initiative in early 2011, the other major Russian online companies such as London-listed Mail.ru Group and ProfMedia-owned Rambler aimed to respond. The united company of Afisha and Rambler has launched its own start-up investment program called Rambler-Fund. Rambler-Fund (Рамблер-Фонд) plans to invest up to $100,000 (3 million [...]

Yandex IPO Creates Bonanza for Cisco Russian Fund Almaz Capital

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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 [...]

Yandex IPO Pre-Marketing to Start on May 3 in Moscow

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Posted by: admin @ 09:57 [28. 04. 11]

// The leading Russian search engine company Yandex will begin pre-marketing its IPO in Moscow on May 3, according to Reuters. The IPO is planned at NASDAQ in June 2011. The IPO can put Yandex valuation to as high as $9 billion. The company may sell 10% to 20% stake at IPO. The Yandex IPO [...]

Yandex Plans $1 Billion IPO on NASDAQ in Summer 2011

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

// The leading Russian search engine and contextual advertising company, Yandex plans $1 billion IPO on NASDAQ in June – July 2011, reported newspaper Vedomosti. The company hired investment banks Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley to manage the IPO, the paper said. The shares to be sold at IPO will come mostly from existing shareholders [...]

Yandex Reports 2010 Revenues of $410 Million

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Posted by: admin @ 11:56 [19. 01. 11]

The leading Russian search engine and contextual advertising provider, Yandex reported 2010 revenues of 12.5 billion Roubles (US$ 410 million), up 43% year-on-year from 8.7 billion Roubles in 2009, the company said. The leading Internet advertising company in Russia, Yandex has managed to outgrow the Russian internet advertising market that increased almost 40% last year. [...]

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 [...]

Kaspersky Lab Reaches Record Revenue in 2009

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Posted by: Quintura @ 05:05 [3. 03. 10]

World’s largest privately-held Internet security company, Kaspersky Lab is becoming the largest software and Internet company in Russia. Kaspersky Lab should be bigger than 1C Company, accounting and mutimedia software vendor with estimated revenue of $265 million in 2009 and Yandex, the leading Russian search engine whose revenue were just under $300 million in 2009. Founded [...]

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 [...]

Yandex and Google Hold 96% Search Share in Russia

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Posted by: Quintura @ 04:48 [26. 10. 09]

The alternative search engines held only 1.3 percent share of searches in Russia in August 2009, reported Vedomosti by citing data from comScore.  The Russian search market leader, Yandex held 54.5 percent share of searches, ahead of Google (34.5%), Mail.ru (7.4%), Rambler (1.9%) and Microsoft’s Bing (0.4%). According to comScore, there were 21.5 million search users [...]

Mail.ru 2008 Revenues up 45% to $75 Million

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Posted by: Quintura @ 14:00 [23. 06. 09]

The leading Russian online portal Mail.ru, which is owned by Digital Sky Technologies (DST) and Naspers, has announced 2008 financial results according to US GAAP. The company accounts were audited by Ernst & Young. Mail.ru 2008 revenues were $74.6 million, up 45% from 2007. The net income was $34.3 million in 2008, up 29% from [...]

Yandex Launches Location-Based Mobile Search

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Posted by: Quintura @ 13:22 [5. 05. 09]

The leading Russian search engine Yandex has launched a mobile search that takes into account a location of the user. The location is determined using base stations of mobile operator. To use Yandex Mobile search, the user has to download an application from Yandex Mobile page to its mobile phone. The application works on Symbian [...]

How Search Engines Celebrate Fool’s Day in Russia

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Posted by: Quintura @ 15:07 [1. 04. 09]

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Yandex 2008 Revenues Up 80%, Keep Growing in 2009

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Posted by: Quintura @ 20:31 [5. 02. 09]

I have attended the session on Internet advertising at The Russia Forum 2009 today. The panel included CEOs of leading Russian Internet, media and advertising companies: Yandex, Rambler, Odnoklassniki.ru, Kommersant Publishing House, IMHO VI, and the others. The forum is organized by leading Russian investment bank, Troika. Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh has revealed at the [...]

Yandex Acquires Display Ad Firm Mediaselling

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Posted by: Quintura @ 23:49 [20. 10. 08]

The leading Russian search engine and Internet company Yandex has acquired the business assets of display advertising sales house Mediaselling, Yandex announced on its corporate blog. As a result of the deal, Yandex also gained display ad targeting and planning solution for online publishers. Mediaselling, which employs staff of 30 people in Moscow, was set [...]

Fast-Growing Yandex Postpones IPO

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Posted by: Quintura @ 17:02 [11. 10. 08]

The leading Russian search engine Yandex has reached 50 million searches per day, the company announced on its corporate blog. This number includes searches made on Yandex partner sites Mail.ru, Tut.by, Quintura.ru, and others that use Yandex.XML to power search results. This will imply that Yandex run rate of monthly searches has increased to 1.5 [...]

Yandex IPO Plan On Track

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Posted by: Quintura @ 13:44 [3. 09. 08]

The IPO of the leading Russian internet search firm Yandex, which holds 55 percent share of searches in Russia, was not scheduled for 2009 as it was suggested by Profy. The Russian internet insider news site Roem.ru reported that it was just a market expectation from financial company Finam. The information did not come from [...]

Yandex vs. Google: Russian Chronicles

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Posted by: Quintura @ 01:03 [2. 09. 08]

It wasn’t a long ago when Google was doing a bench advertising in Moscow to build brand awareness in Russia. In a much bigger response, the leading Russian search engine Yandex has launched an outdoor advertising campaign called “Any Questions?” The idea behind is that answers to any questions can be found on Yandex. The [...]

Yandex New Logo Says It Becomes Household Name in Russia

Files under: Inside View, News, Tech, Web 2.0
Posted by: Quintura @ 23:47 [24. 08. 08]

The leading Russian search engine Yandex will launch a new logo on Monday, August 25. The new logo displays the Yandex name in Cyrillic, Яндекс. The change reflects a fact that Yandex has become a household name in Russia. When people think of both Internet and search in the country, they think of Yandex. All [...]

Quintura Beats Yandex And Rambler In The U.S. Market, Again

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Posted by: Quintura @ 19:32 [6. 08. 08]

According to Compete, a number of unique visitors to Quintura was 259 thousand in July 2008, which was higher than a number of visitors of the leading Russian search engines, Yandex and Rambler, in the U.S. This is the second month in a row when Quintura beats both Yandex and Rambler in the U.S. market. [...]

Alisher Usmanov Seeks To Acquire Stake In Yandex

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Posted by: Quintura @ 12:27 [4. 08. 08]

The founder of Metalloinvest holding and owner of Kommersant publishing house, Alisher Usmanov is becoming a major investor in Russian internet, reported business daily Vedomosti. According to newspaper, he is negotiating an acquisition of a 10%-20% stake in Russia’s leading search engine Yandex from the founding managers of the company as well as via new [...]

How Long Mail.ru and Yandex Will Lead The Russian Internet Race?

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Posted by: Quintura @ 14:00 [17. 07. 08]

The most popular Russian web properties in June 2008 were Mail.ru with 14.7 million unique visitors, Yandex with 14.6 million, the social networks Odnoklassniki.ru – 10.6 million and Vkontakte – 9.4 million, and Rambler – 9.1 million, reported business daily Vedomosti according to TNS Web Index. Mail.ru also led the Russian market with 6.2 million [...]

In the U.S., Quintura Beats Both Yandex and Rambler, says Compete

Files under: News, Quintura Search, Tech
Posted by: Quintura @ 22:38 [8. 07. 08]

According to Compete, a number of unique visitors to Quintura was 266 thousand in June 2008, which was higher than a number of visitors of the leading Russian search engines, Yandex and Rambler, in the U.S. The growth of Quintura‘s U.S. traffic can be attributed to the fact that Quintura started powering site search for [...]

Yandex To Acquire Traffic Information Service SMIlink

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Posted by: Quintura @ 16:48 [16. 06. 08]

The leading Russian search engine Yandex agreed to acquire SMIlink, the leading Russian road traffic information service operating in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The deal, whose value is not disclosed, is expected to close in the beginning of July 2008. According to business daily Vedomosti, the deal is valued at several million dollars. SMIlink, which [...]

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 [...]

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