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Yandex Tool Shows Blogosphere Ratings

If you’ve not played with the Yandex Blog Pulse tool, then it’s well worth adding it your bookmarks. Unlike the Google Trends tool, the Yandex one takes their data from the blogosphere, as indexed by their engine. This data gives you some useful insight into hot trends and popular topics and keywords in Runet at […]

Google Video Maps The Trans-Siberian Railway

The Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest stretch of railway in the world. The epic 9226 km journey covers 1/3rd of the planet, 7 time zones, 2 continents, 12 regions and 87 cities. Now Google, in partnership with the Russian Railways has brought this journey to your desktop. By clicking on the map you can view […]

RusTechDel Brings U.S. Tech Delegation to Russia

The U.S. State Department organised a delegation of IT luminaries to visit Russia and discuss the state of the web industry. Aside from U.S. officials the group included executives from U.S. tech firms such as Twitter, Ebay and Cisco Systems. Ashton Kutcher, a regular Twitter user with over 4.5m followers bought some star quality to […]

Yandex Signs Deal With Bing

SearchEngines.ru reports that Yandex has just signed a deal with Bing (Microsoft) to add them to their contexual network. That means Yandex Direct adverts will now be shown on the Bing network in Russia. Microsoft has not done so well in Russia to date with their MSN brand but Bing has been quietly picking up […]

Mail.ru Confirms Google Deal

Last week rumours of a potential Mail.ru/Google deal hit Runet. Although Google previously held a deal to provide organic and contexual advertising to the engine for 2003-2005. They lost this contract to Yandex at the end of 2005. Mail.ru confirmed the deal this morning. Mail.ru is a rising star in Runet. It has built marketshare […]

Russia Inc Bouncing Back

The financial crisis has been hard on Russia, with direct foreign investment dropping 45% in the first half of 2009 to $6.1 billion. The economy is expected to shrink 8.5% this year and inflation is in double digits. Some commentators have even begun to refer to the “Bic” economies (Brazil, India, China) rather than the […]

Introduction To Yandex Image Search

Yandex has a unique approach to image search on their search engine. Rather than simply listing images they find on the internet, they link these together in groups. As you see here with the image of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (view search) To the right of the image Yandex lists all the page locations where […]

Yandex Rated Fastest Growing Global Search Engine

ComScore has released a study of the global search market showing that more than 113 billion searches were conducted in July 2009, representing a 41% increase versus year ago. As expected Google was No.1 with 76.7 billion searches conducted, or 67.5% global market share. However the Russian portal, Yandex showed the fastest rate of growth […]

AOL Valued at Less Than $5.66 Billion on Stake Sale

July 27 (Bloomberg) — AOL, the Internet unit being spun off from Time Warner Inc., may be worth less than $5.66 billion, based on the price Google Inc. received for its 5 percent stake in the company. Time Warner, based in New York, said in a regulatory filing today it repurchased the stake on July […]

Yahoo company presented a new portal

Yahoo company presented a new portal officially. There are some changes in the block of private information on the personal page of user. The option My Favorites was added as a separate column where user can add more than 60 web-applications. After adding selected applications to the list (including social networks, Facebook) content on the […]