Tuesday, 23.04.2019
The total value of the Russian games industry was $1.7 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach $2.1 billion by 2020, says a new report published by ResearchAndMarkets.com. According to the “Russia Animation, VFX & Games Industry: Strategies, Trends & Opportunities” report, mobile & hand-held games are the fastest...
Russia has regularly disrupted Global Positioning System (GPS) signals as part of its security practices in the past 12 years, a new report by non-profit Center for Advanced Defense (C4ADS) reveals, according to the BBC. The report by the think tank documents almost 10,000 separate GPS spoofing incidents conducted by...
Some providers of VPN (virtual private network) services have begun pulling their Russian servers in response to an ultimatum by Russia’s state telecommunications agency Roskomnadzor to connect their systems to the watchdog's blacklist of banned websites, Technadu.com reports. On Thursday, Russia's online regulator, Roskomnadzor, said it had written to 10...
The Russian government has threatened to ban a number of popular virtual private network (VPN) services if they don’t connect to a state content-filtering system, RFE/RL reports. Russia's telecommunications regulator, Roskomnadzor, announced on Thursday that it had sent notices to companies demanding they fall in line with Russian law, including...
International musical service Spotify will enter the Russian market and a similar service planned by the Mail.ru Group will appear, investment banking firm Sberbank CIB said on Tuesday in its report on the forecast of revenues to be received by the Russian Internet company Yandex from musical services, RIA...
An antitrust complaint by Russian cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab against U.S. tech giant Apple was filed on Tuesday in Russia, TASS news agency reported. The Russian company says the OS maker has lately firmed its monopolistic grip over the official App Store, using its power to over the entire...
Russian tech giant Yandex has fully acquired TheQuestion, a question-and-answer social network similar to Quora, founded by former Eho Moskvy journalist Tonia Samsonova. TheQuestion started out as a project to stimulate Russia’s grassroots democracy and has turned into a multi-million-dollar Internet resource. Yandex’s Tuesday announcement said the company will merge the website with a similar service it launched...
Russian companies are leaving European and U.S. firms behind with some 30% employing artificial intelligence (AI) technology, a Microsoft survey of business leaders has shown, according to The Straits Times. The tech giant’s survey also revealed that Russian executives are at least 7.7 percent ahead when it comes to adopting...
Russia’s Duma Committee on Financial Markets is considering the adoption of a mandatory identification process for users of digital assets, daily newspaper Izvestya reported on Thursday. Anatoly Aksakov, who chairs the committee, revealed that the authority is planning to amend Russia’s crypto regulation, aiming to establish a special identification process...
Chinese tech major Huawei has announced it is entering the Russian cloud market, renting 500 racks across three data centers in Moscow, Computer World Russia reports. The company is looking to localize its data services to comply with Russian data sovereignty laws as it launches its contactless payment service in...