Press Releases

  • N 22 May 2013

    .yandex top-level domain registered

    .yandex top-level domain registered

    Yandex' application to register .yandex top-level domain has been approved by ICANN.

  • N 17 May 2013

    Yandex to launch startup school

    Yandex to launch startup school

    Russian Internet giant Yandex is launching Tolstoy Summer Camp, an experimental project aimed at helping new, interesting projects to emerge.

  • N 16 May 2013

    Internet advertising reaches 19% of the market

    Internet advertising reaches 19% of the market

    Experts of the Russian Association of Communication Agencies (AKAR) have revealed the country's advertising market results in the first quarter of 2013. Total market value exceeded 70 billion rubles (roughly $2.2 bn.), up 14% from Q1 2012.

  • N 16 May 2013

    Yandex new search platform presented

    Russia's leading search engine Yandex has officially announced its new platform, which the company branded "Yandex.Ostrova" (Russian for 'Islands"). According to Yandex, the platforms is designed to 'shorten a user's path from a search query to the goal of their search'.

  • N 7 May 2013

    VKontakte revenue down, visits soar

    VKontakte revenue down, visits soar

    Russia's leading social network VKontakte saw a dramatic 94.5% net profit drop in 2012, according to the annual report of the company's major shareholder, Mail.ru Group. VK's gross revenue grew by over 44% to 4.47 bn. rubles (roughly $144 m), as its net profit dropped to 30.5 million rubles.

  • N 26 April 2013

    Yandex reports 79% Q1 2013 benefit growth

    Yandex reports 79% Q1 2013 benefit growth

    Yandex net income in the first quarter of 2013 grew by 79% compared to the previous year, reaching 2.2 bn rubles ($70.2m), according to the company's quarterly report. The results exceeded all forecasts, as analysts had predicted Yandex benefits to add 51%.

  • N 25 April 2013

    Yuri Milner revealed as German business incubator's major investor

    Yuri Milner revealed as German business incubator's major investor

    A presentation from Rocket Internet, a German business incubator, reveals Yuri Milner as one of the company's principal investors. The presentation, found by the German Manager Magazine, was made for future investors, and lists Rocket Internet's current shareholders. The entrepreneur is best known as co-founder of Russia's Mail.Ru Group digital empire.

  • N 18 April 2013

    Game industry outstrips film distribution in Russia and CIS

    Game industry outstrips film distribution in Russia and CIS

    Gaming industry has outstripped the film distribution market in Russia and the CIS countries in terms of both value and development rate, according to Mail.Ru Group's Games Department.

  • N 8 April 2013

    Yandex home page gets new layout

    Yandex home page gets new layout

    Yandex has switched to a new front page layout, twelfth in the history of Russia's leading search engine. The new layout is "lighter, more streamlined and functional, and presents information in a way that is more convenient" a message from Yandex said.

  • N 5 April 2013

    Yandex launches safe surfing tool

    Yandex launches safe surfing tool

    Yandex is now offering a free service aimed at making Internet surfing safe. Apart from blocking possibly dangerous websites, Yandex.DNS can restrict children's access to sites with adult content.