Friday, 14.12.2018
Russian media publisher Mamikhlapinatana and its main online news platform, Batenka, da vy transformer are reshaping the country’s media market and using a different approach to make a mark on an industry worth billions, The Calvert Journal writes. Over the last year, Mamikhlapinatana’s monthly turnover more than doubled and it has grown from a...
The Russian government has moved to tighten control over popular anonymous chat apps by approving regulations that would identify users by their cell phone numbers, Nezavisimaya Gazeta reports. The measures signed Tuesday by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev are part of Russia's moves to clamp down on smartphone messenger services, such...
Russia’s internet conglomerate Mail.ru has announced its third-quarter results last week, showing a revenue rise of 32 percent year on year to 17.7 billion rubles ($270 million), according to Reuters. The group said core earnings were up 6 percent year on year in the same period, to 4.3 billion rubles....
E-commerce transactions only account for about 3% of Russia’s total retail transactions this year according to eMarketer, although the country has a high internet penetration rate of over 70%. The slow adoption of online shopping is mainly caused by the lack of a cohesive logistics network across the massive...
Russia’s major nickel and palladium producer, Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel), may launch its own cryptocurrency backed by its metals next year, company CEO Vladimir Potanin said in an interview with Kommersant business daily. Nornickel’s cryptocurrency is going to be a stable coin, a type designed to minimize volatility, Potanin told the...
Information technology park Dubai Internet City (DIC) has signed an agreement with the Russian Export Centre (REC) to launch the first Russian Centre for Digital Innovations and Information and Communication Technologies outside of Russia in Dubai, Aviamost reports. The center, which will encompass of a space of over 20,000 square...
Three energy and transport companies in Ukraine and Poland have been infected by hackers with sophisticated new malware, with destructive cyberattacks possibly planned, a software security firm said on Wednesday, according to Reuters. A report by researchers at Slovakia-based firm ESET did not attribute the hacking activity, recorded between 2015...
Russian tech firm Angstrem-T, which makes semiconductors, has accumulated significant debts and is set to be taken over by state development bank VEB after failing to reimburse an 815-million-euro ($944.75 million) loan dating back to 2008, Leonid Reiman, chairman of the company’s board of directors, told Reuters. Reiman is Russia’s...
European Union officials are bracing for attempted meddling by Russia-backed operatives and their copycats ahead of the bloc’s elections in the spring, where far-right parties are set to make gains, ERR News reports. That has led the bloc to bolster its defenses against cyber-attacks and pressure tech platforms to ramp...
The demand for IT software and services in Russia is expected to grow at a high rate in the next two years, driven by increased e-government and e-banking initiatives by authorities and banks, SBWire reports. The market is expected to register a strong growth of 7.2% in its compound annual...