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  • A Steady Erosion Of Confidence In Government

    A Steady Erosion Of Confidence In Government

    Governments around the world are facing significant political turmoil and enormous economic stress as they struggle with an alarming and unprecedented array of public policy crises today. And – whether it’s the desperate water scarcity in Brazil, the darkness-inducing rural electricity shortfall in India, the precipitous financial meltdown in Russia, or the festering income… Read More

  • Maelle Gavet Steps Down As CEO Of Ozon, Russia’s Amazon

    Maelle Gavet Steps Down As CEO Of Ozon, Russia’s Amazon

    A very surprising and sudden changing of the guard at Ozon, an e-commerce marketplace known as the “Amazon of Russia.” Maelle Gavet has stepped down as CEO, effective today, and is getting replaced by Danny Perekalsky, who had been the deputy CEO. Gavet, who has been CEO of Ozon for four years, is leaving for a job somewhere else but has not yet said where that landing will… Read More

  • China, India, Russia and Mexico Are The Top Emerging Markets For Online Media Companies, Says Ernst & Young

    China, India, Russia and Mexico Are The Top Emerging Markets For Online Media Companies, Says Ernst & Young

    While the U.S. still has the highest earning potential for both online media and entertainment companies, emerging markets like China, India, Russia, and Mexico are quickly catching up. A new report by Ernst & Young says growth will be fueled by rapidly increasing Internet penetration. There are expected to be two billion broadband connections by 2016 in the emerging markets covered by… Read More

  • Russia To Pay Local Devs To Migrate Apps To Tizen, Sailfish

    Russia To Pay Local Devs To Migrate Apps To Tizen, Sailfish

    The Russian Federation is intending to support alternative mobile platforms, with a Minister promising grants for developers to migrate their apps from Android and iOS to the Samsung-led Tizen open source effort, and also Jolla’s Sailfish OS. Read More

  • Highly Dexterous Robot Can Fold Balloon Animals, Close Zip-Ties

    Highly Dexterous Robot Can Fold Balloon Animals, Close Zip-Ties

    The Terminator: The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line November 14th, 2014. Human decisions are removed from strategic balloon animal-making. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, November 30th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug. Sarah Connor: Skynet fights back. The Terminator: Yes. It folds eight balloon fish… Read More

  • Apple Extends Its Crimea Block To Products And Services

    Apple Extends Its Crimea Block To Products And Services

    This past weekend, Crimea made tech news when it emerged that Apple and Valve had sent out notices to developers in the region informing them their accounts would be cut off, in line with U.S. sanctions against the region. Now Apple has extended that further, ordering retailers to halt all shipments and sales of products like the iPhone and Mac computers and services in the region… Read More

  • Apple Cuts Off Developers In Crimea Following U.S. Sanctions

    Apple Cuts Off Developers In Crimea Following U.S. Sanctions

    Tensions between Russia and the U.S. over Crimea are spilling into the world of tech: developers are reporting that Apple is sending out notices of termination to people whose accounts are registered in Crimea, citing sanctions that the U.S. has ordered against the region as a response to Russia annexing it earlier in 2014. This means the developers cannot create nor publish apps… Read More

  • Bitcoin Falls Even As Some Russians Turn To Cryptocurrency

    Bitcoin Falls Even As Some Russians Turn To Cryptocurrency

    Bitcoin fell to $307 overnight and is now hovering at about $311, a move that analysts are attributing to panic selling. At the same time, BTC-to-ruble transactions rose to 230%, from 230 trades in the last 30 day period to 819 trades. This rise in transactions, though minor, mirrors the efforts by account holders in Cyprus in 2013 to move cash out of that haven country after banks there… Read More

  • Russia Blacklists, Blocks GitHub Over Pages That Refer To Suicide

    Russia Blacklists, Blocks GitHub Over Pages That Refer To Suicide

    Developers in Russia are putting up their feet today — that is, after they have finished stomping around in frustration for a little while. It’s emerged that Russia’s regulator RosComNadzor has blocked GitHub after the popular software and coding collaboration platform was found to be hosting content related to suicide — specifically, see this file that details 32 ways… Read More

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