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  • N 29 May 2013

    Russia is Europe's fastest-growing Internet ad market

    Russia is Europe's fastest-growing Internet ad market

    Russian Internet advertising market was the fastest-growing in Europe in 2012, according to Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). In its report, he non-for-profit organisation said the Internet segment showed an overall rise in Europe, although the growth rate had dropped.

  • 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 6 May 2013

    More smartphones then regular phones sold in Q1

    More smartphones then regular phones sold in Q1

    For the first time in Russia, sales of smartphones exceeded those of regular mobile phones in the first quarter of 2013, RIA Novosti reports, citing a research from IDC. The study says our of the total 418.6 million mobile phones sold, smartphone accounted for slightly more than a half (216.2 m).

  • 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 24 April 2013

    Experts gather to discuss the state of online payments

    Experts gather to discuss the state of online payments

    A round-table discussion on the state of electronic payments in Russia took place at last week's RIF+KIB annual Internet industry conference. The meeting was organised by Uniteller acquiring company with support from the Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC). Participants included representatives of many online payment service companies.

  • N 19 April 2013

    Russian e-commerce up by 27%

    Russian e-commerce up by 27%

    Russia's e-commerce market grew by 27% in 2012, reaching a value of over 400 bn. rubles ($12.6 bn.), according to Sergey Plugotarenko, head of the Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC). Speaking at the annual RIF+KIB forum organised by RAEC, Mr. Plugotarenko added that physical goods sold via the Internet account for nearly three quarters of the market's value: 280 bn. rubles.

  • 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 16 April 2013

    Yandex revenue nears that of Channel One Russia

    Yandex revenue nears that of Channel One Russia

    Russia's leading search engine and Internet portal Yandex earned 28.1 bn rubles on advertising in 2012, just short of Channel One Russia, whose revenue reached 28.2 bn (roughly $0.9 bn).