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Google and Yandex may collaborate on a real-time blacklist of all known pirated works

A meeting on the status of anti-piracy efforts at search engines has produced a collaborative approach to better addressing the issue of pirated works appearing in search results. An international col

Russia’s Yandex unveils Plus, a Prime-style service for $2.75/month, ‘Station’ smart speaker and Alice skills

Russian search giant Yandex is sometimes described as the “Google of Russia”, but maybe it should be described as the Amazon of Russia, too. The company today took the wraps off Yandex.Plu

Yandex shows off the first tests of self-driving cars on Moscow roads

Russian search and internet services giant Yandex has been working on its autonomous driving program, and its most recent achievement is a public self-driving pilot of its self-driving test car in Mos

Yandex bakes ad-blocking into its Russian browser

Yandex has added a native ad-blocking feature to its browser in Russia.

Yandex takes its self-driving test cars out for a spin in the snow

Russian software giant Yandex took its prototype self-driving taxi out for its first real-world snow test last weekend. The Prius model prototypes clocked up 300km in total during the test. 

Another AI chatbot shown spouting offensive views

Yandex, Russia's homegrown Google rival -- which offers a suite of similar products in its target non-U.S. markets, from search to webmail to maps -- outed another equivalent offering earlier this mo

Yandex introduces Alice, an Alexa-like assistant that speaks Russian

Yandex is virtually unknown here in the States, but it’s become something approaching a Russian Google (and Amazon and Uber) in the 20 years since its founding. The company controls around 65-pe

Yandex open sources CatBoost, a gradient boosting machine learning library

Artificial intelligence is now powering a growing number of computing functions, and today the developer community today is getting another AI boost, courtesy of Yandex . Today, the Russian search gia

Crunch Report | DraftKings and FanDuel No Longer Merging

Uber is merging with Yandex.Taxi in Russia, DraftKings and FanDuel call it quits on their merger, Amazon is working on a premium Echo Home and Jet.com gives New Yorkers smart locks for their home deli

Uber, Yandex combine ridesharing and UberEATS in Russian markets in a $3.72B JV

As Uber works through a huge amount of internal management turmoil, the company is also consolidating and rationalizing more of its international business. Today, the company announced it will be comb

Yandex’s on-demand taxi service debuts its self-driving car project

Russia search and internet technology giant Yandex is showing off the self-driving vehicle prototype developed by its Yandex.Taxi on-demand ride service for the first time, and the video above is the

Google reaches $7.8 million settlement in its Android antitrust case in Russia

Google has reached a settlement with Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) agency in the antitrust case the Russian search rival Yandex had originally filed, claiming Google had violated local

Zvooq, Russia’s Spotify, sues Yandex for $29M after key staff were allegedly poached

Zvooq, a music streaming service in Russia and CIS countries backed by major Western labels, is suing Yandex for $29 million. It accuses the Russian search giant of poaching key Zvooq staff for its ow

Yandex woos smartphone makers with AI, browser and launcher partnership programs

After successfully bringing a high-profile antitrust case against Google in Russia over bundling services with the Android OS, the country’s national search giant Yandex is trying to take its

Russia’s Google equivalent is building a self-driving shuttle

The Google equivalent in every major market where Google doesn’t really play is making a self-driving car of some kind, and Russia is the latest to join the fray. Yandex is the company in questi

Yandex applies AI to filter annoying ads on Android, powered by user reports

The rise in consumer usage of ad blockers is leading to a few creative alternatives to try to achieve a 'better relationship' between ad tech and web browsers. To wit Russia's Yandex, which has just a

Russian court rejects Google’s latest Android antitrust appeal

Google has had another appeal against Android antitrust charges turned down by a Russian court. At issue is how the company requires handset makers using its Android OS to also pre-load Google apps an

Yandex’s Android browser now supports third party ad-blocking extensions

Another brick in the wall for the mobile ad-blocking wars: Yandex has opened up its Android browser to third-party ad blocking extensions.

The fintech world beyond Silicon Valley and Europe: Emerging market contenders

According to a recent study by Accenture, investments in fintech hit $5.3 billion in the first quarter of this year (having grown 75 percent in 2015, exceeding $22 billion). These are staggering figur

Google loses Android antitrust appeal in Russia

Google has lost an appeal in a Russian court against an antitrust ruling pertaining to its Android mobile OS. The competition complaint was brought against Android back in February 2016 by local compa
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