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Schema.org Enters Its ‘Next Chapter’

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 the introduction of vocabulary to let sites describe actions they enable and how said actions can be invoked. “When we …

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Google And Yandex Partner Up On Display Ads

Yandex, Russia’s leading search engine company, announced that it has struck an advertising partnership with Google, which will see Google’s DoubleClick Bid Manger connect to Yandex’s own real-time bidding system. Yandex’s demand-side platform AWAPS will join Google’s DoubleClick AdExcahnge. The deal is only related to display advertising, and has no effect on text-based contextual ads. Google advertisers will get access …

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Major Search Engine Stops Using Links For Ranking (For Commercial Queries)

Yandex, the top search engine in Russia, has reportedly announced that it no longer counts links as a ranking factor when delivering search results for commercial queries. This is an interesting move in an industry that has relied heavily upon linking since Google’s rise to search power. WebCertain CEO and international search specialist Andy Atkins-Krüger reports that the company disclosed …

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Yandex.Disk Expands Its Cloud Storage Options

“Google of Russia” search engine Yandex is expanding the cloud storage options for users of its Yandex.Disk storage service. Yandex.Disk offers 20 GB of storage for free, but now users can add on 10 GB, 100GB, and 1 TB packages for an extra fee. Each package is cheaper is you commit to a whole year. The 10 GB addition costs …

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Ilya Segalovich Dies: Yandex Co-Founder Was 48

On Saturday afternoon Ilya Segalovich, co-founder of the “Google of Russia”, Yandex, was taken off life support and passed away. That ended a battle with terminal metastatic gastric cancer that began nearly a year ago. Early reports indicated that Segalovich had died on Thursday, July 25th. The company put out a statement lamenting Segalovich’s unexpected death. But shortly after, company …

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Yandex Releases Its New ‘Islands’ Search Results In Beta

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 is now available to users in Russia, Ukraine and Turkey. “In May we announced the concept of Islands, which allows …

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Yandex Co-Founder Ilya Segalovich Dies at 48 [UPDATED]

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. We have since learnt that Ilya is in coma and on life support although not showing any brain function. Our …

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Apple Adds Yandex As Safari Search Choice In Some Countries

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 that Siri has some new features, and among them are Bing web search results, not to mention Twitter search and …

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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 on their queries from the results pages. Users could, for example, buy movie tickets, make reservations at restaurants, or pay …

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Yandex Tweaks Algorithm To Include 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 user’s search behavior. “We all know what it takes to understand another person,” the company says. “It’s a lot. Even …

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Yandex Announces Homepage Redesign

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 see them all here), and has less text. They’ve replaced images with blocks of text, and placed related items together. …

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Yandex Launches Its Own Android App Store With Only Apps Verified By Kaspersky Lab

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 world,” said Alexander Zverev, Head of Yandex.Store. “We welcome app developers to publish their apps to Yandex.Store and look forward …

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