Tuesday, August 11, 2020
The Ukrainian government has asked the FBI for help to investigate an alleged hacker attack against Burisma Holdings, on the same day the U.S. Senate officially began impeaching President Donald Trump, Reuters reported. The impeachment investigation is closely related to previous government requests that Ukraine announces an investigation into the...
Russian ride-hailing service Yandex.Taxi is considering adding helicopters to its fleet of vehicles in Moscow for an on-demand service, Vedomosti reported on Thursday. Several companies offer air taxi services in the Russian capital, one of which offers hour-long helicopter rides for around $700. Yandex.Taxi is in four-way discussions with Moscow...
A healthy legal technology industry is emerging in Russia, including an emerging ecosystem of legal tech startups, lawyer and journalist Robert Ambrogi writes in an article published on  Above The Law. But while there is now a developing array of legal tech products, their adoption is not keeping pace. By...
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...
A draft law on limiting foreign ownership in major Russian IT companies will be reworked to include the opinions of market players including Yandex, the lawmaker who drew up the proposal, Anton Gorelkin, told RBC on Tuesday. On Monday, Yandex’s New-York-listed shares were boosted by a statement from Russia’s Deputy...
Russia’s Gazprom Neft, gas giant Gazprom’s oil arm agreed on expanding cooperation in new technological projects in on-shore oil production with U.S. tech major IBM, Naftegaz.ru reports. The deal was reportedly agreed at the recently held St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. One of the possible directions is joint work on...
Russia’s state and municipal administration will have to buy data storage devices made exclusively in the country for its needs, as Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed an order banning the purchase of such foreign-made devices for two years, RNS reported. The decision was adopted "to ensure the security...
U.S.-based tech giant Google has started to comply with Russian rules on blocking undesirable material — including internationally licensed online gambling sites — from its search engine results after being repeatedly fined, Russian website Fontanka.ru reported. According to the news outlet, Google has begun scrubbing its local search engine results...
The number of Russians who shop online every day has dropped from seven to two percent over the past four years, a poll conducted by the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) reveals, according to Rossiyskaya Gazeta. The pollster says 81% of Russians use the Internet on a regular basis...
Russian internet giant Yandex has seen a surge in use of its contactless payments service at petrol stations during the coronavirus pandemic, sparking fears among some station owners of a plunge in business at their shops, Reuters reported. The number of Russians using Yandex.Fuel has almost doubled in the past...