The Latest Tool For Cybercriminals: Google Analytics

According to cloud security firm Akamai, cybercriminals are using Google Analytics to gauge the success of their phishing campaigns. The report highlights that just over 56.1% of all websites are using some form of analytics, with Google the leading analytics…

Google Loses Antitrust Appeal

Google has reportedly lost an appeal in an antitrust related to Android in Russia. The complaint was lodged last year by Yandex, and in September, Russian antitrust authority The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service ruled that Google mustn’t require device manufacturers using…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…