All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Yandex’

Yandex Launches Cab Fare Payments Service

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 if the taxi itself isn’t equipped with a card terminal. “In many countries it’s possible to pay for practically anything …

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Report: Yandex Surpasses Bing In Search Queries

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 4.844 billion in November and December. That would make Microsoft (and Bing) number five. The top three are Google, Baidu …

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Facebook Kills Yandex’s Wonder App

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 has the Facebook API access it mostly relied on. As previously reported, Facebook had blocked its data from the app …

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Facebook To Developers: Most Of You Just Keep Doing What You’re Doing

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 response to concerns about its Platform today in a post on its Developers Blog. Facebook’s Justin Osofsky writes: For the …

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Facebook Blocks Yandex’s New Wonder App (And Twitter’s Vine) 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 kind of a key feature. In fact, Facebook has been putting the kibosh on a number of apps it sees …

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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, Instagram, Foursquare, iTunes, and Last.fm to provide answers to questions based on data from your friends, as well as location …

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Yandex Opens Its Cloud Storage Service To Everyone

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. “We have had amazing feedback over our invite-only period. We want to thank everyone who helped us to improve the …

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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 is also up almost 23% when compared to last year. Their net income came in at almost $43 million, which …

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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. Although Yandex has been a big player locally for awhile, it’s clear that they are now becoming a bigger player …

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Yandex Offers Search Refiners To Help Archive Search Goals

Yandex now offers search refiners to help web users achieve their search goals. The new functionality appears right below Yandex’s search bar in response to unspecified queries, helping users to instantly refine their searches. Those searching for “blueberry”, for instance, could be looking for blueberry recipes, or possibly be interested in learning about the health benefits or nutritional value of …

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Yandex Now Part Of NASDAQ Internet Index, Launches Real-Time Bidding Ad Model

Russian search giant Yandex has been added to the NASDAQ Internet Index (Nasdaq:QNET), effective today. The NASDAQ Internet Index includes companies in online software, Internet service providers, search engines, web hosting, web design, and e-commerce. As of the time of this writing, the index is at 238.18 +3.03‎ (1.29%‎). “As the largest Russian internet business, we are pleased that Yandex …

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Russian Web Ad Spending Overtakes Print

Online advertising expenditures were up 56% in Russia in 2011, overtaking print ads for the first time. The internet presently accounts for 16% of ad spending in Russia, still a far cry from TV ad dominance. Web ads in the UK overtook print in 2010, and eMarketer projects the same in the U.S. in 2012. eMarketer estimates online advertising spending …

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