Thursday, January 23, 2020
Russian tech giant Yandex plans to expand its car-sharing offerings into Europe as other companies in the space retreat, according to a report by the Financial Times. The company will put 1,000 electric vehicles in an unspecified city in the EU, according to Anton Ryazanov, an executive at the company. Madrid...
Russian hackers instructed by the country’s military intelligence unit have targeted and successfully hacked into subsidiaries of Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings, the New York Times reports. The son of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's son has served on the board of the Cyprus-based company, which is owned by...
London-based intellectual property (IP) law firm and consultancy Rouse has appointed Yana Tsygankova as its new country head in Russia, World IP Review reports. Tsygankova has served as a partner-equivalent principal at the firm since 2017, and has been a “core member of Rouse’s Moscow team” since the office opened in...
Trends in the Russian IT market in 2020 will be determined by super apps, cloud gaming, artificial intelligence (AI) and the growing consumption of paid video content, experts told TASS. Experts call the emergence of super apps — applications that combine services such as instant messaging, ordering food and transport,...
Messenger service Telegram has warned its users not to be scammed by offers to buy the Gram token, a planned cryptocurrency on the high anticipated Telegram Open Network (TON) blockchain platform that the company is currently building. The Russian-owned company raised $1.7 billion in the biggest ever ICO (Initial Coin Offering) in...
The Progress Rocket and Space Center (RCC) (part of Russian space corporation Roscosmos), together with S7 Space (operator of the Sea Launch project), have begun to work on the parameters of a rocket for the Sea Launch projects, a spokesperson with the center told TASS. "At present, the specialists of...
In a landmark ruling this week, the Supreme Court of Russia has acknowledged that cryptocurrencies could be used to bribe authorities in the country, recognizing coins as assets, Bitcoin News reported. The Supreme Court of Russia said that in cases where the subject, if the bribe is property rights, an...
A Russian rocket carrying communications satellites was launched into orbit from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday, marking the country’s final space launch of the decade, Space News writes. The rocket is carrying three Gonets-M communication satellites and a Blitz-M technology satellite to orbit and marks Russia's 25th space...
The Bank of Russia has said it is ready to test stablecoins – cryptocurrencies pegged to real assets - in regulatory sandbox conditions, Interfax reported citing the central bank’s head Elvira Nabiullina. Nabiullina is known as one of Russia’s greatest arch-skeptics, but the report now says she wants companies who “want to...
Member-states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) met earlier this month to express their discontent with a new Russian law obligating the pre-installation of Russian software on mobile devices, computers and smart TVs, Vedomosti reported. According to the representatives from Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and Kazakhstan, the amendments contradict the EAEU union agreement, the...