e-commerce giant Amazon is planning to invest a further $3bn in India on top of the $2bn it committed last year and plans to develop a Web Services Cloud Region based in Hydrabad, its CEO Jeff Besoz has told The Christian Science Monitor referring to Chief Executive Jeff Bezos. The new centre (more…)AKIpress Read More»
Russia’s largest domestic search engine Yandex is to set up business in Iran, the Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi announced after a meeting with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Nikiforov in Tehran on Sunday. The two countries also (more…)Interfax Read More»
Windows 10: Yandex CEO and co-founder Arkady Volozh would like to see his software replace Bing as the default search engine in all desktops and portable devices sold in Russia running on Microsofts’ new Windows 10 operating system.
Volozh’s appetite has been whetted (more…)
Google anti-trust suit: Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) yesterday accused Google of abusing its market position in the country and said that it was likely to face penalties as it released its preliminary ruling on the anti-trust suit filed by the US giant’s domestic Russian competitor Yandex in February.
The FAS is claiming (more…)
Uzbekistan plans state-funded social media network: Convinced that popular social media sites such as Facebook, Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki and Mail.ru are seducing the country’s youth, the country’s State Committee for Communication and Information it is to launch its own network. “Protecting young people from the negative impacts of alien ideas and movements is an urgent task, and these ideas spreads mainly (more…)Silk Road Reporters Read More»
Internet copyright tax: The Russian Ministry of Culture last week published a draft law proposing the introduction of a so-called copyright tax on internet usage. Under the terms of the proposal, internet users would be granted a global licence giving them unlimited use of any content, including movies, music and books, for a monthly fee of RUB25 ($0.4) or an annual fee of RUB300 ($4.73). The collected money would be distributed among copyright holders. The bill allows for exemptions from the tax for certain groups including pensioners, the disabled and students.RAPSI Read More»