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New IPO Rumours for Russian Yandex

The Moscow Times reports that the leading Russian search engine, Yandex, plans for float shares in an IPO on New York’s Nasdaq stock exchange this fall. They have accredited this to a “banking source with knowledge of the matter”. Yandex … Read More

MySpace sets sights on Russia

MySpace, the popular social networking site has announced plans to roll out a Russian language version to capitalise on the country’s fast-growing Internet advertising business. Alexa currently ranks MySpace in 55th place in Russia but analysts say their competitive advantage … Read More

Rambler addresses Russian press rumours of delisting

Prof-Media has issued a formal response to the rumours circulating in the Russian press concerning their delisting on the London Stock Exchange. Prof-Media is the majority share holder in Rambler Media, the company operating the Rambler search engine portal in … Read More

Russian .SU increases stakes in ICANN fight

As reported in February, ICANN is continuing attempts to delete the .SU (Soviet Union) domain extension. Pressure has increased after the successful decommissioning of the .YU (Yugoslavia) address this week, where operators for the new extensions .RS for Serbia and … Read More

E!10 Search Marketing Conference in Estonia

Estonia’s first ever search marketing conference (E! 10) will be held at 2pm on September 13th at the Sõprus Cinema in Tallinn’s old town. 250+ people are expected for the event organised by Altex Marketing Speakers and their subjects are: … Read More

Russian Yandex removes backLink operator

This week Yandex, the largest search engine in Russia decided to remove the ability for webmasters to view incoming links to their sites (or backlinks as they are commonly known). Previously this had been possible by two methods, the first … Read More

Russian Rambler takes control of Begun.ru

Rambler have taken a controlling 51% stake in the PPC service, Begun.ru. In much the same way as Overture of old, Begun.ru provides a contextual advertising stream to site partners, Rambler being their largest. Rambler previously acquired a 25.1% stake … Read More