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Schema.org Enters Its ‘Next Chapter’

Schema.org Enters Its ‘Next Chapter’

By Chris Crum April 18, 2014

In 2011, Google, Microsoft (Bing) and Yahoo, the big three search engines (Yandex later joined), teamed up to launch Schema.org, an initiative to support a common set of schemas for structured data markup on webpages. This week, the companies announced …

Yandex Releases Islands Feature In Beta Yandex Releases Islands Feature In Beta
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Yandex recently announced its new search results concept – interactive snippets called “Islands”. This is part of a redesigned search results page. We last reported on it here. Today, the company announced the release of Islands in beta. The feature …

Yandex Co-Founder Ilya Segalovich Dies at 48 Yandex Co-Founder Ilya Segalovich Dies at 48

UPDATE: Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh has clarified an announcement made by his company earlier today that Segalovich had died. According to him, he is actually in a coma: “We want to clarify an earlier statement that the company put out. …

Apple Adds Yandex As Search Choice In Some Countries Apple Adds Yandex As Search Choice In Some Countries
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Apple is giving its users more search choices with its upcoming operating system releases – iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks. Both were unveiled at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. In the iOS 7 demo, it was revealed …

Yandex Launches Interactive Snippets Called Islands Yandex Launches Interactive Snippets Called Islands

Russian search giant Yandex announced a newly redesigned search results page today, including new interactive snippets. The company calls these snippets “Islands”. Yandex says Islands will speed up the engagement with sites and services by allowing users to take action …

Yandex Algorithm Now Includes Search Session History Yandex Algorithm Now Includes Search Session History

Russian search engine Yandex announced a new change to its algorithm that looks at a person’s search history from within a particular search session to deliver results and suggestions based on what it says is the “full picture” of the …

Yandex Announces Homepage Redesign Yandex Announces Homepage Redesign
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Russian search leader Yandex announced a redesign of its homepage today. The goal, according to the company, was to make the most relevant information more visible and more easily accessible. The page is less cluttered than previous versions (you can …

Yandex Launches Its Own Android App Store Yandex Launches Its Own Android App Store
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Yandex announed today that it has launched a new app store for Android at Yandex.Store. It has over 50,000 paid and free apps. “Yandex.Store is a global product and it is already available in eight languages for users around the …

Yandex Launches Cab Fare Payments Yandex Launches Cab Fare Payments

Russian search company Yandex, who had some major social search plans in the U.S. fall apart last month, has now launched a new cab fare payments service via itsYandex.Taxi iPhone app, which allows users to pay with a bankcard, even …

Report: Yandex Surpasses Bing In Search Queries Report: Yandex Surpasses Bing In Search Queries
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According to a report from Search Engine Watch, citing numbers from comScore, Yandex is now bigger than Bing in terms of worldwide monthly search queries. Search Engine Watch’s Michael Bonfils says Microsoft sites processed 4.477 billion queries while Yandex processed …

Facebook Kills Yandex's Wonder App Facebook Kills Yandex's Wonder App
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Last week, Yandex launched Wonder, a new social search app aimed at the U.S. I don’t know that it would have had a big impact on the search market, but it didn’t even get a chance because it no longer …

Facebook Updates Developers On Platform Policies Facebook Updates Developers On Platform Policies

As previously reported, Facebook has been blocking some apps from accessing data – namely the newly launched Wonder from Yandex and Twitter’s new Vine video app, which Facebook has reportedly kept from utilizing the Find Friends API. Facebook issued a …

Facebook Blocks "Competitors" From Data Facebook Blocks "Competitors" From Data

On Thursday, Russian search company Yandex launched a new social search app for the iPhone, called Wonder. The app relied on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, iTunes and Last.fm data. Unfortunately for Yandex, Facebook pulled access to its data, which was …

Yandex Launches Social Search App Wonder Aimed At US Yandex Launches Social Search App Wonder Aimed At US

Update: Facebook has pulled data from Wonder. More here. Russian search engine company Yandex has launched a new social search app for the iPhone and iPod Touch for people in the U.S. It’s called Wonder, and taps into Facebook, Twitter, …

Yandex Opens Its Cloud Storage Service To Everyone Yandex Opens Its Cloud Storage Service To Everyone
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Back in April Russian search giant Yandex unveiled Yandex.Disk, their brand new cloud storage service. At the time, it was invitation only and only available in Russian. Today, they’ve dropped the invite requirement and opened up the service to everyone. …

Yandex First Quarter 2012 Financial Results Yandex First Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Yandex, Russia’s largest search engine, released their first quarter financial results for 2012 today, and so far, things are looking really good. Revenue is up over 50% from last year in the same quarter to $200.3 million. Income from operation …

Yandex Beats Google To A Free Cloud Storage Service Yandex Beats Google To A Free Cloud Storage Service

Yandex dominates the search market in Russia, garnering 60+% of all searches in the country. In Februrary, they launched new social features for search, nabbing Twitter access. And just last month, the company was added to the NASDAQ Internet Index. …