Zvooq, a music streaming service in Russia and CIS countries backed by major Western labels, is suing Yandex for $29 million. It accuses the Russian search giant of poaching key Zvooq staff for its own music streaming service, in contravention of an NDA the two parties allegedly signed in February of this year. 672 more words
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It’s easy to forget that search engines other than Google exist, but if your target audience lives in countries like China, South Korea, or Russia, you’re missing most of your audience if you’re not showing up in their preferred search engines. 1,961 more words
From GlobalVoices: Russian Search Engine Will Only List Top News Stories from State-Registered Media “Yandex, Russia’s largest search engine and a major news aggregator, will stop featuring articles from media companies that have not registered with the Russian government by January 1, 2017, on its ‘top news’ lists, RBC reported on Thursday.” It looks like Yandex will keep indexing articles from non-registered sources, it just won’t feature them.
Russian search engine Yandex is launching a phone partnership program. “To grow its business outside of its current core market of Russia, the company launched a new partnership program to work with smartphone handset makers, where it will offer its Android launcher and browser, powered by its Yandex Zen artificial intelligence engine, as pre-loaded services, replacing products typically bundled with Google’s Android OS.”