Friday, 14.12.2018
U.S. internet giant Google has been fined in Russia once again for failing to ban sites ruled to be “extremist” from appearing in search results, Interfax reported citing a statement by the country’s communications watchdog Roskomnadzor. The internet company had been fined 500,000 rubles ($7,530) for failing to block blacklisted pages...
A Russian company has been marketing and selling its own brand of bogus medicine: "release-active drugs," or RADs, using scientific articles of questionable credibility to back claims that these substances can be used to treat or cure a remarkably broad range of illnesses, says Steven Salzberg, Professor of Biomedical Engineering,...
One of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges, Singapore’s Huobi Group, has announced its official opening of Huobi's first Russian office in Moscow at an invitation-only event on Thusday, the company said in a statement. Huobi Russia is a local exchange supported by Huobi Cloud, the company's regional exchange partnership program, in partnership...
Israeli metal and ceramic 3D printing company XJet has announced that Russian company AB Universal has signed on as its latest distribution partner, TCT Magazine reported. The distribution agreement, penned at the Formnext trade fair last month, will see AB Universal market and sell XJet’s Carmel AM systems in Russia. Within...
Russian internet giant Yandex on Wednesday launched its first ever smartphone in a highly anticipated move into hardware that builds on its popular service apps, Kommersant reports. The new smartphone, called Yandex.Phone, will go on sale on Thursday in Russia and online. It will cost 17,990 rubles ($269/237 euros) -- less than...
The Russian Ministry of Communications has decided to update regulations on the allotment of 5G spectrum frequencies needed for companies to operate the new generation of mobile communications, Vse Novosti reports. According to officials, the bands will be attached to certain areas, and applicants for the spectrum rights will be obliged to...
Ozon, one of the leading Russian e-commerce companies, intends to raise several hundreds of million dollars in equity next year to support new investment in logistics and IT, Kommersant reported last week. After the plans were announced in the Russian media by the company’s general manager Alexander Shulgin, an unnamed source...
As the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission meets for a final vote on driver earnings and pay rules for app-based drivers, a new Russia-based ride-hailing service has entered the U.S. market, starting with New York, Forbes reports. The U.S. will be the 11th national market for inDriver (short from Independent Drivers),...
Alternative assets investment firm ITI Funds has announced that it attracted $5 million from two major investment firms, Moscow-based Da Vinci Capital and Paris-based Mantra Investment Partners, and unnamed private investors, EWDN reports. “We are combining the attractiveness of alternative and crypto assets with blue chip service providers, allowing institutional investors to...
Hundreds of industry specialists, including prominent speakers, attended this year’s Blockchain Conference in Moscow, with burning issues such as cryptocurrency regulation, the influence of digital assets on capital management, and the future of decentralized technologies on the event’s agenda, Security Lab reports. The event, organized by Smile-Expo, brought together 40 speakers from...