• N 17 July 2012

    Google and Parallels in contextual ads giveaway project

    Google and Parallels in contextual ads giveaway project

    Google and Parallels will give contextual advertising certificates to small business website owners as bonuses. Owners of sites who order hosting services from Parallels' partners, will receive a certificate worth 2,000 rubles ($61) which they will be able to spend on contextual adverts. Project partners include hosting providers that use Parallels' tools such as Parallels Plesk Panel control panel or Web Presence Builder site constructor.

  • N 17 July 2012

    Moscow underground to get WiFi

    Moscow underground to get WiFi

    Moscow's Information Technology Department has completed testing WiFi connection on the trains of the central Circle line of the city's underground. The tests found that the Internet was 'safe and on-demand' on Moscow's Metro. The Department had feared that the connection would cause commuters to clog passages between stations or fall off platforms.

  • A 16 July 2012

    Lawmakers vote to allow blocking sites without trial

    In a majority vote, members of the lower house of Russia's parliament have approved a bill that allows the government to shut down certain websites without a court trial. The deputies claim the law is intended to fight child pornography and protect children from drugs and suicide. Critics, however, think the authorities may use it to crack down dissent.

  • I 11 July 2012

    Odnoklassniki head Ilya Shirokov: we have no plans for world domination, not yet!

    Odnoklassniki head Ilya Shirokov: we have no plans for world domination, not yet!

    Odnoklassniki, a popular Russian social network owned by Mail.ru, has launched an English version of the website. Ilya Shirokov, Odnoklassniki CEO and VP at Mail.ru, spoke to us about the project's international strategy, development plans and the ever-changing habits of social networks users.

  • N 10 July 2012

    Major Russian web portals protest censorship bill

    Major Russian web portals protest censorship bill

    Russian section of Wikipedia shut down around 1:30 am on 10 July in protest against a proposed bill that it sees as an attempt to introduce Internet censorship. Livejournal.com, a popular blogging platform in Russia, has also posted a protest banner on its front page. According to Lenta.ru, a few of Runet's other major players are planning their own actions to protest the move. The bill, if passed into law by the lawmakers, will give way to creation of a national register of sites containing prohibited information.

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