Sunday, August 25, 2019
Russia's Ministry of Defense released a video of a test flight of its latest drone on Tuesday, claiming the Altius-U, a reconnaissance UAV, can stay in the air for 24 hours, the Moscow Times reported. The six-ton aircraft took to the skies for 32 minutes on Tuesday, the ministry said, adding...
Russia’s Yandex has said it is looking at a massive expansion of its fleet of self-driving cars to up to 1,000 within the next two years in order to speed up tests on the fledgling technology, Reuters reported. Yandex hopes to start testing more than 100 of its self-driving...
U.S. telecom equipment giant Qualcomm Technologies Inc will join China’s Huawei in working with Russia to further strengthen the country’s 5G capabilities, VentureBeat reported. The company will work with the Department for Information Technologies of Moscow, Russian mobile operators, equipment and software vendors to support testing and deployment of Europe’s...
Russia’s top internet company, Yandex, was scrutinized in the country’s State Duma (lower house of parliament) this week, as deputies raised the question of how the search engine ranks top news stories, The Bell reported. Lawmakers were interested in how the company, known as “Russia’s Google”, presents news stories, especially...
Russian Space Systems, part of state-run space corporation Roscosmos, plans to present a new service that will offer paid access to satellite geodata to private companies and citizens in the near future, Izvestia reports.  According to the company, customers will be able to receive pictures and analytical reports on construction...
Russian internet group Mail.ru is in talks with China’s Huawei about the possibility of having its software pre-installed on the Chinese tech giant’s devices, the Russian company told TASS news agency. "Yes, we can confirm the negotiations. We are interested in our products being presented on the maximum number of platforms, including Huawei....
Russia’s state-run nanotechnology company Rusnano and its Dubai subsidiary, Nano Imports General Trading LLC, have signed an agreement to promote Russian nanotechnology and related high-tech sectors' products in the Gulf countries, the company said on Wednesday, according to TASS. In various sectors of the Gulf economy, the parties plan to facilitate...
Russia-founded “crowdsourced” same-day delivery service Dostavista has raised $15 million in a Series B funding by Vostok New Ventures, with participation from existing investors Flashpoint and Addventure, TechCrunch reports. Dostavista promises same-day delivery powered by its network of “trusted couriers”. The startup was founded in 2012 by Mike Alexandrovski, after...
A lack of frequencies is forcing the Russian government to go with 4.4-4.99 GHz as the key range for creating 5G networks, a frequency range unpopular in most countries except for China and Japan, Kommersant wrote. According to experts, the authorities expect the move to boost the domestic industry,...
Russia’s Kalashnikov Group has presented the UV-4 electric car for the taxi market at the 7th International Eurasian Taxi Forum (MEFT) staged in Moscow, the company said on Friday, according to TASS. "The Kalashnikov Group of Companies has presented the UV-4 electric car for the taxi transportation market. The electric...