Yandex’s cofounder Ilya Segalovich, 48, passed away yesterday in London after suffering from cancer, reports BBC News.
Microsoft may knock Google’s search results, but its Google that’s doing a better job of blocking malicious sites.
Yandex shut down its social search app today, soon after Facebook pulled the plug on the app’s data access.
Facebook updated its Platform Policy today to explain why it shut down data access for social search app Wonder.
Yandex says Facebook is denying the company access to its data shortly after it launched social search app Wonder.
Yandex, a Russian search engine, released a new social search app that lets you ask questions like, “What ice cream shops do my friends like?” But in order to escape any Facebook wrath, the company is claiming the app is a “personal assistant.”
Serial entrepreneur. Two successful exits. A degree in applied mathematics. Chief executive of the Russia’s top search engine, an $8 billion company with more than double Google’s share of searches. And … dead sexy.
At VentureBeat, we come across a lot of funding news every day. In order to bring you the most information possible, we’re rounding up the quick-and-dirty details about the funding deals of the day and serving them up here in our “Funding daily” column.
It was less than six months ago that RTP Ventures opened its U.S. arm in New York, giving it $100 million out of its $750 million fund to make investments. Now, senior managing director Kirill Sheynkman has added two new staffers, bringing on Murat Bicer in Boston and Jalak Jobanputra in New York.
Guest Post High-value financings for venture-backed private internet and digital media companies seem to be happening at a rapid pace. Dropbox, Tumblr, AirBnB, Foursquare, and Spotify have all raked in big fundings and attained record valuations in recent months. Meanwhile, public investors are decidedly less sanguine. The Nasdaq Composite index is flat for the year – and the average internet and digital media company is down 50% from 52-week highs.