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Me-ow! Ruski tech titan Yandex open-sources ML library CatBoost

Russia's tech behemoth Yandex has open-sourced its first machine learning library, CatBoost. Many big-name tech companies including Google, Facebook, Microsoft and even Sony already offer machine learning frameworks. These tend to focus on neural networks, computer systems modelled on the human brain that can be trained to …
Andrew Silver, 18 Jul 2017
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Uber borgs with Yandex's ride-sharing biz in Russosphere

Uber is getting a little bit of help in Russia and five other countries. Today, the lawsuit-ridden Valley dream announced that it's merging its ridesharing business in and around Russia with Yandex, the local search engine giant. The new company will be called "NewCo" and operate in 127 cities. Covered countries include …
Andrew Silver, 13 Jul 2017
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Russian search engine Yandex's Ukraine offices raided for 'treason'

Already under sanctions by the Ukrainian government, Russian search giant Yandex has been raided by the country's security services. The raids, in capital Kiev and the southern city Odessa, were conducted under the treason articles of the country's criminal code, according to Russian state newsagency TASS. Reuters says the …
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Naked Androids to rampage across Russia

Google has settled its Russian anti-trust case and will therefore open its Android OS to rivals in Vladimir Putin's demesne. Russian Google analog Yandex kicked off the case in 2015, when it alleged Google forces handset-makers to put its own search engine front and centre on all Android devices. Google lost that case and was …
Simon Sharwood, 18 Apr 2017
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Big-in-Russia's Yandex launches itself at a Google world

First Look The Google-Facebook duopoly has created a Silicon Valley empire that stretches from sea to shining sea. With two exceptions: Russia and China. While we think of Russian and Chinese internet companies as exclusively focused on their home territories, this isn’t totally the case. NASDAQ-listed Yandex operates mainly in the …
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Mar 2017
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Shock: Russian court says Russian court is right in slapping down Google monopoly

An arbitration court in Russia has upheld an earlier decision that could see Google banned from bundling its stuff on Android gear. The Moscow Arbitration Court said in a brief statement that it would uphold the 2015 ruling from the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) that Google abused its monopoly powers in Russia by forcing …
Shaun Nichols, 14 Mar 2016

Do svidaniya to public record as Russia passes NEED to be forgotten bill

The lower house of the Russian‬ Parliament has given its approval to a new law which will resemble the European Union's controversial "Right to be Forgotten" legislation, but which critics have warned is stricter, arbitrary, and open to abuse. The bill, which was advanced earlier this month, requires search engines to remove " …
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Google MENACED by Russian probe over 'abuse of dominance' gripe

Russia's answer to Google, Yandex, has filed an official complaint against the American ad giant to the Russian competition authorities. Yandex claims the US ad slinger is abusing its position and forcing mobile phone manufacturers to include Google search on the home screen of all Android devices. The complaint comes as …
Jennifer Baker, 18 Feb 2015

Facebook lets Russian search czar Yandex suck on its public 'firehose'

Folks without a firm grip on their Facebook privacy settings will now have their posts on the social network added to Russia's biggest search engine Yandex. "Facebook has granted us full access to its 'firehose' of public data," said the Russian firm in a statement. "This means that now, not only can Yandex search for people …
Iain Thomson, 14 Jan 2014
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Free Cocaine giveaway from Russian search engine Yandex

Russia's leading search engine, Yandex, has launched a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering named “Cocaine”. Yandex is easily understood as the Russian equivalent of Google and not only because it dominates search in its home nation. The company's expanding product portfolio mirrors Google's with flattering precision, to the …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Oct 2013
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Woman nails 'cheating boyf' on Russian 'Street View'

A Russian woman has ditched her boyfriend of five years after spotting him with another squeeze on the local equivalent of Street View. Marina Voinova, 24, said she was searching Yandex Maps for an address in Perm when she got an eyeful of her other half, named only as "Sasha", on an incriminating stroll (click for a bigger …
Lester Haines, 22 Feb 2013
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Russian search biz grabs Twitter's fire hose, sprays everywhere

Russian search engine Yandex has laid hands on Twitter's firehouse, adding its stream of data to its search results. Tweets in Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Kazakh will pop up in the Yandex Blog Search results, along with top feeds in other languages. "We are currently concentrating on social networking search. This …
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Russian search giant Yandex blows whistle on whistle-blower

Yandex, which last week announced its intention to list on NASDAQ, says it has been forced by Russian authorities to hand over financial information about an anti-corruption blogger to Russia’s domestic security agency, the FSB. Alexei Navalny, who operates the http://rospil.info RosPil whistle-blower Website in Russia, had …
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Yandex seeks kopeks in Nasdaq IPO

Yandex, the search engine that claims 64 percent of the market in Russia, is seeking as much as US$1 billion in an IPO put together by Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs*. According to Reuters, new shares will be issued by Yandex’s parent company, and its existing owners will cash out some of their shares. The …
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Yahoo!'s Decker! defends! Goo-Hoo!

Yahoo! president Susan Decker has criticised the company’s naysayers, many of whom have protested against the fraught firm’s recent web search ad deal with Google. In an interview with Reuters on Friday, she insisted that the new Goo-Hoo! agreement would not nullify Yahoo!’s position in the internet search market where it is …
Kelly Fiveash, 23 Jun 2008

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