Technology

  • N 31 May 2013

    Russia's first NFC wallet for smartphones launched

    Russia's first NFC wallet for smartphones launched

    iFree, Tinkoff Credit Systems bank and MasterCard have presented a Near Field Communication technology wallet that allows data exchange between smartphones and other gadgets, and also remote issuing and safe download of Mobile MasterCard PayPass.

  • 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 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.

  • N 13 March 2013

    Google 'unaware' of government plan to scrutinise Gmail

    Google 'unaware' of government plan to scrutinise Gmail

    The Federal Antinonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) is going to check Google's Gmail for signs of unfair competition. The news leaked to the media Tuesday, and was later confirmed by FAS via its official Twitter account. "Google's robot reads users' letter to offer them targeted contextual ads. We'll check Google", the tweet said.

  • N 28 February 2013

    Minister says all smartphones to support GLONASS soon

    Minister says all smartphones to support GLONASS soon

    GLONASS, a global satellite navigation system developed in Russia, will soon be available to all smartphone users around the world. Speaking at Mobile World Forum in Barcelona, Russia's communications minister Nikolay Nikiforov said mobile chipset manufacturers have agreed to include GLONASS support already this year.

  • N 13 February 2013

    VKontakte launches retargeting, tests new ad network

    VKontakte has made retargeting one of the tools it now offers advertisers, promising the technology will make advertising with Russia's most popular social much more effective.

  • N 6 February 2013

    Skolkovo calls robotics conference

    Skolkovo calls robotics conference

    An international gathering dedicated to robotic technology is to open on 10 February near Moscow. The event, dubbed Skolkovo Robotics International Conference, will feature top international experts, representatives of venture funds and research teams alike.

  • N 6 February 2013

    Yandex offers retargeting on contextual ads

    Yandex' advertising network now offers retargeting service to its customers. The feature was previously only available to users of Yandex' on-screed ads system.

  • N 16 January 2013

    PM instructs government to aid Internet and IT advancement

    PM instructs government to aid Internet and IT advancement

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has instructed several government bodies to oversee and stimulate advancement of modern communications and IT in the country. Tasks assigned to various ministries by Medvedev are to be completed by mid-2013.