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Google Releases Free Cyrillic Fonts

I'm a big fan of the Google Font Directory. The concept is simple, you import fonts hosted at Google in your webpages, so all users get the same result. Regardless of what fonts they have installed on that device.That means you can have designer … [Read more]

Mobile Operators Give Vkontakte Users Free Access

The Russian mobile operators MTS and Beeline have agreed to provide free web access to the social platform Vkontakte. Founder Paul Durov confirmed the move on the company blog,We are pleased to announce that, through cooperation with mobile … [Read more]

Fined For English-Language Advertising in Russia

The Moscow Times reports that three companies are being investigated for the use of English words in their advertising. Federal law in Russia bans the use of foreign words in advertising with a potential fine of 100'000 to 500'000 rubles ($3,250 to … [Read more]

IPO Success For Mail.ru

Shares in Mail.ru have surged 30% this week after they successfully raised $912m in London's largest IPO since July. An unnamed source in the Moscow Times suggested they had received orders for 20x the shares available in the offering.A large part … [Read more]

Twitter To Launch Cyrillic Interface

Twitter has confirmed that they will release a Cyrillic interface for their platform, in a conference between Twitter executives and Russian bloggers in San Francisco on Monday.Twitter also plans to localize its search and “trending” services for … [Read more]

Mail.ru Set For London IPO Monday

Mail.ru, now the third most popular search engine in Russia has confirmed their IPO in London this coming Monday. .In the Moscow Times today, a source close to the deal has estimated the group to be worth between $5 billion to $5.5 billion. The … [Read more]

Russian Contexual Advertising: Complete Report

Yandex have released an extremely in-depth report on contextual advertising in Russia. The report covers three years, from summer 2007 to summer 2010, and contains a special analysis of the market during the global financial crisis.The data also … [Read more]

Yandex.com Expands Into MultiMedia Search

Yandex's International or world portal has just added multimedia search. You can now use the search engine to retrieve photos/images and video.The launch of multimedia search on yandex.com continues the company's experimental testing of its … [Read more]

Yet Another Conference 2010 YaC-2010

Yandex is hosting a free-entry event on October 1st, called Yet another Conference 2010 (YaC-2010) at World Trade Centre (Krasnopresnenskaya Nab., 12). The main issues covered by the event will be storing data, tools, testing, processing of … [Read more]

POIdo Leads Charge On Location-based Advertising in Russia

Location or geo-based advertising is a hot topic for the online marketing industry. FourSquare and Facebook have both made moves towards geo-marketing. Home-grown start-up POIdo has also entered the fray with their service. It's definitely one to … [Read more]