Thursday, October 17, 2019
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,...
On the busy roads of the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, one can see more self-driving test cars made by Russia's tech company Yandex in these days, Xinhua reported. The self-driving prototype of Yandex uses a variety of sensors, including Lidars, specialized cameras, radars, inertial measurement units, and odometric sensors. Inside...
The Association of Banks of Russia has proposed to legally recognize crypto mining as “an analogy of occupation of property or treasure,” which would essentially make cryptocurrencies taxable within the existing legal framework, Izvestia reported. Discussion of this proposal is scheduled for October 8, according to the information on the...
RaySearch Laboratories, a Sweden-based developer of software used in radiation treatment of cancer, has signed a long-term agreement with healthcare industry distribution company Medeqi in Russia, the company said in a statement. The comprehensive collaboration provides full responsibility for marketing, sales and service of the treatment planning system RayStation in...
Internet major Yandex has revealed a plan to spend 5 billion rubles ($78 million), dramatically expanding education programs in Russia, the company said in a statement. Yandex plans to train 500,000 teachers and 100,000 IT specialists by 2022, and ultimately support almost every other teacher in Russia through their...
Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor has provided mobile operators with special equipment to enforce the authorities’ ban on messaging app Telegram, East-West Digital News reports.   The new equipment is being tested in real conditions in the Siberian region of Tyumen, the website reported citing sources in the telecom industry.  Relying on a...
The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia said on Thursday it had fined U.S. tech giant Google 100,000 rubles (US$1,560) for publishing an ad for financial services by Ali Trade, a company that did not have the required license for such activity, 360tv.ru reports. Google was fined in Russia...