All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Russia’

Russian 3G Provider Lets User Download 419GB In One Week

Data caps are pretty bad. They restrict how much I can download on our smartphones when all I want to do is stream Pandora on the way to work. I should move to Russia where you win money for downloading all you can. The Next Web is reporting that Russian mobile carrier MegaFon not only has unlimited data, but they …

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Yandex Gets New Map Content From NAVTEQ

Russia’s most popular search engine, Yandex, announced today that it has purchased a license for digital maps from NAVTEQ, which will be used in the development of a “detailed world map” for Yandex.Maps. Yandex is using maps from NAVTEQ from around the world, including in Europe, North America, Australia and developed countries in Asia. The maps include roadways, traffic networks …

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Cyber Criminals Are Selling Web Traffic

Have you ever wanted to buy traffic to your Web site? Well, now you can through the help of Russian cyber criminals. SC Magazine is reporting that cyber criminals have opened an online store selling Web traffic by hijacking other Web site’s traffic. The shop injects hidden integrated frames into pages of legitimate Web sites to redirect visitors to the …

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Anonymous Creates MegaUpload Replacement

After the MegaUpload shut down and every other file sharing service backing down, surely nobody would be trying to start up a new file hosting service, right? Anonymous couldn’t care less and threw caution to the wind by announcing Anonyupload today. The site is billed as being, “100% Free – No Advertising – 100% Anonymous.” They are asking for help …

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iPhone 5 Rumors: November Release Date in Russia?

Another day, another rumor – but this time with some international flair. Russian publication RBC daily is reporting that the much anticipated iPhone 5 could hit the shelves in their country in November. Apparently, the Russian handset retailers are in direct negotiations with Apple to speed up shipments of Apple devices to the country. This comes from two sources inside …

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Moscow’s Saint Basil’s Cathedral Gets Google Doodled

It has many names – Cathedral of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God, Cathedral of St. Vasily the Blessed, and of course St. Basil’s Cathedral to most English speakers. But whatever you call it, the beautiful Russian church is the subject of today’s Google Doodle. The Cathedral, which sits in Moscow’s Red Square, has been part of the …

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Virtual Russian Roulette for Your Facebook Life

It always interested me just how much the term “Russian Roulette” has permeated out culture.  Anything that’s dangerous and involves chance is said to be “like russian roulette” for X.  People can only speculate that the game is named due to its suspected origins, and I always wondered if the Russians were offended by the connotation or if they wore …

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Russia to Ban Skype, Gmail?

Russian Internet News Roundup: Skype, Gmail Ban Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) is set to propose a ban on the popular sites Skype, Hotmail and Gmail.  The FSB is concerned that since the services use foreign made encryption technology, their large use poses a security risk. The FSB is an organization shrouded in secrecy.  Implemented as an successor to the …

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Russian Official Faults Google For “Manipulations” In Egypt

Google’s attempts to "do no evil" and defend Wael Ghonim may have raised the Russian government’s ire.  Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin has been quoted blaming more than one executive for contributing to the Egyptian revolution.

According to a new Reuters article, Sechin said, "Look what they have done in Egypt, those highly-placed managers of Google, what manipulations of the energy of the people took place there."

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Yandex Reports 43 Percent Revenue Increase

The Russian search company that has had little difficulty fending off Google in its homeland is also doing rather well financially.  Today, Yandex announced its 2010 financial results, and the company saw its revenues increase by an impressive 43 percent compared to 2009.

That puts Yandex’s revenue for 2010 at about $410 million, which is a tidy enough sum.  As for some other achievements, an official announcement explained, "Revenues from contextual advertising grew 45% year-over-year."

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Russian President Joins Twitter

Another very significant person has come to recognize the value of Twitter.  Today, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev stopped by Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco, met with the company’s executives, and sent his first tweets.

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