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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘VKontakte’

Edward Snowden Offered a Job at Russian Social Network VK

Today, we got news that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden had been granted temporary asylum in Russia. That meant that he could leave the airport that he’d been holed up in since whole thing began (which he did, promptly). He’ll be able to live in Russia for a year, and will have to have his asylum request renewed after that – …

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Mark Zuckerberg Travels to Russia, Meets Prime Minister Medvedev [PHOTOS]

Facebook is the biggest social network in the world, as it dominates the market in a majority of social-media active countries across the globe. Russia is not one of those countries. In an effort to boost Facebook’s presence in this corner of the world, Mark Zuckerberg traveled to Moscow to meet with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. While in Russia, Zuckerberg …

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VKontakte Loses Appeal Over Allegations Of Copyright Infringement

Are you aware of VKontakte? It’s essentially the Facebook of Russia that was founded by Pavel Durov. You may remember Durov as the guy who gave Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales $1 million on stage in January during the DLD conference. Unfortunately, VKontakte is in a spot of trouble with the law. The Web site, like Facebook, allows people to share …

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Wikipedia Founder Talks SOPA, Receives Funding

Wikipedia made bank this morning when the foundation received $1 million on stage during the Digital Life Design conference. This morning on the DLD stage, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales began a talk with VKontakte, the Russian Facebook, founder Pavel Durov. The talk was centered around SOPA, other legislation and the Wikipedia blackout from last week. Durov began the conference, however, …

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