Alibaba is back on U.S. blacklist of “notorious marketplaces”

The USTR dropped its annual blacklist calling out marketplaces that are rife with counterfeit and pirated goods this week. Many of the shopping centers and sites listed in this “Special 301&#82

The darker side of machine learning

While machine learning is introducing innovation and change to many sectors, it also is bringing trouble and worries to others. One of the most worrying aspects of emerging machine learning technologi

Mail.ru Takes Over ‘Russia’s Facebook’ Vkontake In $1.47B Deal, Settles Durov Suit

Some big shareholder shifts at Vkontake, the social network with 92 million monthly active users that’s often described as Russia’s Facebook and has been embroiled in political controver

Ousted VK.com CEO Durov Posts On Facebook, Seeks Pro-Civil Rights Home For New Venture

This has to be one of more captivating startup pitches of the year. Pavel Durov, the founder of popular Russian social network VKontakte.com, was <a target="_blank" href="http://vk.com/durov?w=wall1_4

Durov, Out For Good From VK.com, Plans A Mobile Social Network Outside Russia

In the drawn-out <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/04/03/vk-com-founder-durov-backtracks-on-his-resignation-now-back-at-the-helm-as-ceo/">game</a> of <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/

VK.com Founder Durov Backtracks On His Resignation, Now Back At The Helm As CEO

On April 1, Pavel Durov <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/04/01/founder-pavel-durov-says-hes-stepped-down-as-head-of-russias-top-social-network-vk-com/">stepped down from his role as CEO of VK

Pavel Durov Resigns As Head Of Russian Social Network VK.com, Ukraine Conflict Was The Tipping Point

Pavel Durov, the founder of VKontakte.com, has announced on his <a target="_blank" href="https://vk.com/wall1_45617">VK.com page</a> that he has stepped down as the head of the social network -- Ru

Nine Music Labels Plan To Sue Vkontakte, The Facebook Of Russia, Over 6,000 Illegal Tracks

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.vk.com">Vkontakte</a>, a social networking site known as the "Facebook of Russia", is facing legal action from nine music labels including EMI, Sony and Warner over