Contents tagged with Yandex

  • Mail.Ru Group estimates $13 million losses due to blocking of its services on the territory of Ukraine

    Due to the blocking of VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, and other Mail.Ru Group services in Ukraine, the company will lose about 1.5% of its revenues in 2017, which is about 790 million to 809 million rubles or slightly over thirteen million dollars. This is reported in the company's report for the second quarter of 2017.

    "The blocking of our products in Ukraine in the second quarter had an adverse impact on our revenues. We estimate the negative impact at 1.5% of our total revenue in 2017. Despite …

  • VKontakte and Yandex remain in the top 5 visited websites in Ukraine in spite of sanctions

    According to a study by Factum Group Ukraine, Russian resources VKontakte and Yandex, which have been banned in Ukraine, were included in the top-5 ranked websites visited by Ukrainian users in June 2017, the press service of the Internet Association reports.The top five are Google, Youtube, Facebook, VKontakte and Yandex. Odnoklassniki and Mail.ru made the top 10, in 6th and 9th place, respectively.

    On May 16, 2017, President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree enacting the decision of the …

  • Despite sanctions Russian Yandex online services still accessible in Ukraine

    Services Yandex.Maps, Yandex.Taxi and Yandex.Traffic are accessible again in Ukraine through different internet service providers, as reported by Strana.ua news website citing internet users  as well as  Olexandr Fedienko, the Chairman of the Management Board of the Internet Association of Ukraine.

    “Access has been available for two days. But this is not because operators stopped blocking it. This is rather due to Yandex services moving to other cloud network and being hosted there now. Now …

  • Yandex decided to close its offices in Ukraine

    Yandex has decided to close its offices in Kyiv and Odessa because of the sanctions imposed by Ukraine, as reported by Interfax."Yandex.is included on the sanctions list and in fact is unable to conduct business in Ukraine. In particular, all accounts of the company are frozen so we cannot pay salaries to our employees. Therefore we decided to close offices in Kyiv and Odessa," the representative of the company, Ochir Mandzhikov said. He noted that the staff will be offered positions in other …

  • Security Service of Ukraine conducted searches in the offices of Russian media giant Yandex

    On May 29, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) conducted searches in the Kyiv and Odessa offices of the Russian internet search and IT Company Yandex. Yandex stated that they do not know the reasons for the search.

    "Representatives of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) are currently in our offices in Kyiv and Odessa. We do not have information regarding the reasons for today's actions of the SBU. Attorneys have already left for our offices. Within the framework of legal procedures, we are …

  • Google will pay Russia a $6.75 million fine following complaint by Yandex

    The Moscow Court has approved a settlement agreement between Google and the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of the Russian Federation, Deputy Head of the FAS Alexei Dotsenko told reporters. He confirms that Google will abandon exclusive pre-installation of its applications on Android mobile devices, and will not limit the pre-installation of third-party applications, in particular, to the home screen of the device.

    As part of the settlement agreement, Google will also pay an earlier- …