• N 12 February 2013

    YouTube sues Russian consumer rights authority

    YouTube LLC has filed a suit against Russia's Federal service on customers' rights protection and human well-being surveillance, more often referred to as Rospotrebnadzor. The lawsuit was registered by Moscow's Arbitrary Court. Google's Russian office said it wanted to challenge Rospotrebnadzor's decision to classify one of the videos hosted on YouTube as harmful for children, and to add it to the 'black list' of banned websites.

  • N 11 February 2013

    TNS to include rural populations in reports

    TNS to include rural populations in reports

    Starting this year, researchers at TNS will include the population of smaller towns and rural areas in their measurements of Russia's Internet audience, Kommersant newspaper reports.

  • N 11 February 2013

    Prime Minister to create 'Open Data Council'

    Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has agreed to create a special working group to oversee the publication of open data by government offices and institutions. The official made the announcement last week at a meeting with Open government experts.

  • N 7 February 2013

    Yandex outruns Microsoft search

    Yandex outruns Microsoft search

    Yandex has become the world's fourth most popular search engine, outstripping Microsoft's Bing, who is now in fifth place. According to comScore's data, Russia's leading search engine processed as many as 4.84 bn. search queries last December.

  • N 7 February 2013

    Internet advertising up by 35% in 2012

    Internet advertising up by 35% in 2012

    Russia's Internet advertising market grew by 35% in 2012, reaching a total of 56.3 bn rubles (roughly $1.9 bn), according to data published by the Association of Communications Agencies of Russia (ACAR). Internet ads thus account for almost 15% of the country's advertising market, being its fastest-growing segment.

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