Thursday, June 4, 2020
Russia-based IT solutions provider Softline said on Thursday it is entering the Bulgarian market, after successfully launching operations in six Eastern European countries in 2018, Bulgarian news outlet Novinite reported. A newly-established company called Softline Bulgaria will pay special attention to the Server Message Block (SMB) market niche, where...
As cryptocurrency mining farms and data centers continue to appear across Russia at an industrial scale, the northern city of Bratsk, with its long winters and cheap electricity, is touted as ideally suited for the activity, Coin Rivet writes.  As industrial crypto mining is an energy-intensive, data centers are often...
Russian internet giant Yandex on Wednesday launched its first ever smartphone in a highly anticipated move into hardware that builds on its popular service apps, Kommersant reports. The new smartphone, called Yandex.Phone, will go on sale on Thursday in Russia and online. It will cost 17,990 rubles ($269/237 euros) -- less than...
Russian hackers masquerading as an actual Iranian cyber-espionage operation attacked government and industry organizations in dozens of countries, British and U.S. officials accused on Monday, according to BBC News. The Russian group, known as “Turla”, is said to have used Iranian tools and computer infrastructure to successfully hack in to...
Using the SWIFT international payments messaging system, unknown hackers stole $6 million from a Russian bank last year, the Russian central bank said on Friday. The disclosure, buried at the bottom of a central bank report on digital thefts in the Russian banking sector, is the latest in a string...
Russia’s Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard (SNS) has developed a pilot Digital Shipyard concept, the company’s CEO Vladimir Seredokho has said, according to Korabel.ru. According to the official, the state-run United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) and the Ministry of Industry & Trade took a favorable view of the concept. About 60 experts from 14 companies have been working on...
A Russian Soyuz rocket delivered 34 more satellites to orbit for OneWeb’s space-based Internet network in the company’s second launch this year, Space News reported. OneWeb intends to deploy a total of more than 600 satellites in low Earth orbit, which are designed to provide consumers on the ground with...
Global Pitch Russia, an event bringing together 25 of the “Russia's brightest technology startups” and Silicone Valley investors will be held on June 14, the company organizing the event, Fort Ross Ventures, announced Monday. The Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF), an early-stage venture fund from Russia with nearly $100 million under...
The Russian government has no plans to increase fines for Internet companies that break Russian laws, TASS news agency cited Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov as saying on Thursday. “No, we have no such plans,” he said, answering a question about the matter, adding that such a project has not...
A committee in the State Duma, Russia’s lower house of Parliament, is expected to approve an initiative on Wednesday to legally regulate basic digital economy norms, Izvestya reports. The bill’s authors believe that will help regulate and develop the new field of economic relations, an online sphere, where tokens and cryptocurrencies...