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Yandex shifts focus to ya.ru as it heads for media exit in Russia

TechCrunch has learned that Russia search giant Yandex is to switch from using yandex.ru as its main front page for Russian-speaking users to ya.ru — a less trafficked domain it’s owned si

Russian tech giant Yandex removes national borders from Maps app

The reconfiguring of Russia’s digital landscape in the wake of Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine continues to play out at a macro and micro level. Here’s a development on the latter

Google and Meta closing ads in Russia helped Putin, argues Navalny

Jailed Kremlin critic, Alexey Navalny, has hit out at adtech giants Meta and Google for shutting off advertising inside Russia following the country’s invasion of Ukraine which he argues has bee

With ride-hail and delivery launch, Fenix wants to be the Bolt of the Middle East

Abu Dhabi-based mobility startup Fenix has added ride-hail and courier services to its portfolio of mobility products. The company launched “Fenix Taxi” in Manama, Bahrain, on Monday and s

Report spotlights vast scale of adtech’s ‘biggest data breach’

New data about the real-time-bidding (RTB) system’s use of web users’ info for tracking and ad targeting, released today by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), suggests Google an

Daily Crunch: In latest earnings release, Twitter admits to miscounting users for the second time

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Yandex signs deal with VK to sell its media products, News and Zen

In further fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Yandex, the company that’s sometimes referred to as the ‘Google of Russia,’ has signed a term sheet to sell its media divi

Kremlin critic Navalny calls for Google and Meta to turn their adtech into an anti-war weapon

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny has called on tech giants Google and Meta/Facebook to help circumvent Putin’s grip on the media and get information out to ordinary Russians about what&#8217

As Russians head for the exits, Immigram platform launches to scale professional migration

The number of applications for international visas in the U.K. and elsewhere, in order to leave Russia, has exploded following the latter’s invasion of Ukraine. It’s estimated that since Febru

Tech workers describe detentions and interrogations as they flee Russia

Russia's interrogation of fleeing tech workers became commonplace after the war in Ukraine began. One Russian said his devices were taken away at the border: "Let's leave the motherland’s secrets in

Alphabet confirms Russia is restricting Google News

In the latest move by Russia to censor Western internet services since it started a war by invading Ukraine, Google has confirmed that Russians are having problems accessing its news aggregator servic

Daily Crunch: Porsche announces plans to build a global network of EV charging stations

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Russian search giant Yandex tells investors it’s looking for a media exit

Russia’s internet giant Yandex has told investors it’s exploring “strategic options” for its media products — including a potential sale of its news aggregator, Yandex Ne

Russia’s war hits Yandex, the ‘Google of Russia’

Putin’s regime continues to tighten its grip on how information on the war in Ukraine is shared in Russia, and in the wake of that, tech giants in the country — which, like Facebook, Google and Tw

Russian tech giant Yandex expands Israeli footprint with acquisition of Wind’s Tel Aviv operations

Russian tech giant Yandex is expanding its mobility footprint in Israel with the acquisition of shared e-scooter company Wind’s Israeli operations. The two are not sharing the terms of the deal,

Apple and Google bow to pressure in Russia to remove Kremlin critic’s tactical voting app

Apple and Google have removed from their respective mobile app stores in Russia a tactical voting app created by the organization of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Earlier this week Reuters rep

The Station: Lyft, Uber take action in Texas, Van Moof charges up with capital, an eVTOL SPAC deal gets knocked

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello readers: Welcome to The Station

Yandex buys out Uber’s stake in Yandex Self-Driving Group, Eats, Lavka and Delivery for $1B

The total cost of the deal came to $1 billion, giving the Russian company 100% ownership over all four businesses.

YC-backed Ziina raises $7.5M seed led by Avenir Growth Capital and Class 5 Global

Cash is the predominant method of sending and receiving payments in the Middle East. If you owe someone a cup of coffee or a trip over a long period, repaying via cash is your best bet. This is one pr

S16 Angel Fund launches a community of founders to invest in other founders

Ten years ago a group of young tech founders in Moscow decided to get an apartment together, at Shmitovskiy Lane 16. In time, the ecosystem around the group swelled to the point where today it now enc
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