Thursday, October 17, 2019
Soviet-era cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, who was the first man to conduct a spacewalk in 1965, died in Moscow on Friday aged 85, The Independent reported. The Russian space agency Roscosmos said it was saddened to announce the death of “cosmonaut No 11” who was twice decorated with the country’s...
The Kremlin on Friday backed a proposal for a law restricting foreign ownership in Russia’s tech companies on the grounds of national security, sending down shares in Yandex, the country’s biggest internet firm, The Financial Times reports. The law would limit foreign ownership in “significant information resources” to 20%,...
The Russian Central Bank sees no obvious need to issue a national cryptocurrency, head of the regulator Elvira Nabiullina said at the Finopolis forum of innovative financial technologies, TASS informs. "As Russia’s Central Bank, we have been studying this topic and the need to issue a national cryptocurrency is not...
Lawmakers from Russia’s ruling party are proposing legislation that would allow authorities to block individual e-mail or online messenger users who circulate banned content, Reuters reported. Members of the Duma say the bill, which is likely to alarm advocates of internet freedoms, is needed to combat a wave of hoax...
After being banned from the U.S. on espionage concerns and partnering with Russia to develop the country’s 5G network, Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has signed a similar deal with the United Arab Emirates, Reuters reported on Sunday. The chief technological officer of UAE telecoms company Du, Saleem Albalooshi, said his firm saw...
Global tech giants like Google, Facebook and Apple should bring revenue to the countries where they are doing business, the Russian Finance Ministry has announced, hinting the country could impose a planned “digital tax,” RBC reported. The ministry proposes amending Russia’s tax legislation to make leading multinational tech companies pay...
South Korean Internet content service company Naver has partnered with Russia’s Yandex for cooperation in development and operation of cloud service, bne Intellinews reports.  Naver Business Platform (NBP), Naver’s subsidiary providing IT infrastructure and solutions, joined the Yandex Scale 2019 conference held Tuesday in Moscow, as a major global partner...
Serial production of humanoid robots that are able to integrate into business processes were launched by Russian company Promobot, the firm’s co-founder Oleg Kivokurtsev told Vedomosti on Monday. Swiss company Advanced Robotics will purchase about a 1,000 Russian service robots produced by the Perm-based company and will receive exclusive rights...
Yandex said on Friday it is launching a user-driven video service it hopes will rival YouTube in Russia, Reuters reported. The platform comes through its Yandex Zen recommendation service, with an approach similar to ByteDance's Toutiao, where bloggers upload content and an algorithm recommends it to users. “For many Russian bloggers,...
Russia’s decision to let China’s Huawei lead an ambitious project to implement 5G technology in the country is a show of solidarity with Beijing against the U.S., but also shows a drive to bring ultra high-speed internet to Russian tech users, analysts told AFP. The Chinese telecoms giant was banned from the U.S....