As announced earlier this year, Yandex has finally opened their new offices in Silicon Valley, called Yandex Labs. Vish Makhijani, who previously held the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager of Yahoo Search, has joined Yandex in the position of President and CEO of their new US technology and business development facility.
“We are excited to add a leading technology and business veteran in Silicon Valley to the Yandex team. Vish and his group at Yandex Labs will help to develop and improve Yandex’s core technology capabilities including the quality of algorithmic search for the Russian audience.” said Arkady Volozh, CEO of Yandex.
Yandex has released a rather funky multimedia display of pictures for the new office. Click below.
Hat tip to my fellow Russian blogger, Andy Young over at Siberian Light.