Tuesday, 19.02.2019
Moscow-based Vist Group, a subsidiary of Helsinki-based Zyfra, announced this week that it launched a robotized towing truck project together with Nazarbayev University and Russian truck maker Kamaz, the American Journal of Transportation reports. The plan is to equip the five-wheel towing truck Kamaz Neo with computer vision systems...
The Russian business of global fast-food chain Burger King has teamed up with WebMoney Transfer to allow digital payments using an eWallet, Comnews.ru reported citing a company announcement. To use the offering, diners scan a quick response (QR) code shown on the cash register for an instant transaction. Burger King...
Russian media and telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor said Tuesday it will fine social media companies Twitter and Facebook if they fail to abide by a Russian law requiring them to keep databases of Russian users in the country, Interfax reported. "The companies will either have to localize the databases within a...
As Russian lawmakers are fine-tuning legislation to isolate the country from the global internet into its own online network, RuNet, the Communications Ministry has proposed a 73-billion-ruble ($1.1 billion) infrastructure project to expand LTE Internet access to more than 100,000 “publicly significant facilities,” Kommersant reports. These facilities include election commissions,...
Russian authorities and major internet providers are planning to disconnect the country from the internet as part of a planned experiment, the BBC reported citing Russian media. The reason for the experiment is to gather insight and provide feedback and modifications to a proposed law introduced in the Russian Parliament...
U.S. tech giant Google has started censoring certain entries from its search results in Russia Wednesday in compliance with long-standing demands from authorities, business newspaper Vedomosti reports. Roskomnadzor, Russia’s media and telecommunications watchdog, recently fined Google $7,500 for failing to take down certain search results. New regulations that went into...
Russia-based IT solutions provider Softline said on Thursday it is entering the Bulgarian market, after successfully launching operations in six Eastern European countries in 2018, Bulgarian news outlet Novinite reported. A newly-established company called Softline Bulgaria will pay special attention to the Server Message Block (SMB) market niche, where...
American telecommunication software specialist Amdocs Ltd. has landed a "digital modernization" deal with Russia's VimpelCom, a subsidiary of Holland-based VEON which operates under the Beeline brand. Part of the deal is a multi-year managed services agreement, and through the upgrade, Beeline is promising its customers a "more personalized" experience. “The new IT-solution will upgrade...
Russia’s ever-vigilant telecom watchdog Roskomnadzor has started off 2019 on the same ban-happy note it ended 2018. After blocking over 130,000 unauthorized online gambling domains last year, the watchdog blocked nearly 12,500 domains in January, putting the 2019 total on pace for a new record, Russian website Championat.com reported...
Russian independent gas producer Novatek said in a press release Friday that it had signed a deal with German tech giant Siemens to buy compressors for its new Arctic LNG 2 natural gas liquefaction plant, S&P Global Platts reported. "The scope of supply under the contract includes three feed gas...