Yandex

  • Vladimir Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'; criticises Yandex, Russia's biggest search engine April 25, 2014

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting. The Kremlin has been anxious to exert greater control over the Internet, which opposition activists - barred from national television - have used to promote...
  • Russia plans Sputnik search engine to take on Yandex, Google, Mail.Ru October 11, 2013

    Moscow: State-controlled telecoms group Rostelecom plans an internet search engine named after the Sputnik satellite, Vedomosti newspaper said on Friday, though analysts said the aim to muscle into the highly competitive Russian market was doomed. The government has made moves to boost control over the Internet, but a state-backed search engine,...
  • Ilya Segalovich, co-founder of Russia's top search engine Yandex, dies July 29, 2013

    Moscow: Ilya Segalovich, the co-founder of Russia's largest search engine, Yandex, has died, the company said Sunday. He was 48. Segalovich died Saturday at a London hospital, Yandex director general and fellow founder Arkady Volozh said. Volozh said in the company's blog that Segalovich was diagnosed with stomach cancer last year. He...
  • Russian search engine Yandex targets Google October 20, 2012

    Dubmin: Russia's leading internet search engine, Yandex, will take the fight to Google in emerging markets like Turkey in a bid to offset the inroads made by the US giant in its home market. Yandex founder and chief executive Arkady Volozh told Reuters on Friday the firm was likely to use...
  • Twitter partners with Yandex for realtime search February 21, 2012

    London: Twitter and Russian search engine Yandex have agreed a partnership that will allow Yandex to show new tweets in its search results almost instantly, as Twitter becomes an increasingly important source of realtime information. Twitter will give Yandex access to its so-called firehose of all public tweets, the two companies...
  • Russia's Yandex invests $15 million in Blekko September 30, 2011

    b>San Francisco: Blekko, a Silicon Valley startup trying to build a spam-free search engine, is getting some love from Russia. Yandex, the most popular search engine in Russia, is expressing its affinity with a $15 million investment in Blekko and a commitment to share some of its computing power and other...
  • Yandex declares itself 'better than Google' May 25, 2011

    New York: Internet search firm Yandex declared itself "better than Google" as it debuted on the Nasdaq on Tuesday, and signaled it has ambitions to expand beyond its Russian heartland. The IPO is the biggest US Internet listing since Google Inc went public in 2004, and is a long-held plan for...