Google was hit with an anticompetitive lawsuit in Russia over forcing its own search engine as default for Android phones sold with Google Services. The main complaint was that other search engines like Yandex were being pushed out.
Now the search giant has settled, agreeing to pay a $7.8 million fine as well as allowing ... Read More »
Samsung’s proprietary mobile payment system is expanding to Russia. Starting today, folks in Russia will be able to use Samsung Pay with five banks. Those are Alfa-Bank Banking Group, VTB24, MTS Bank, Raiffeisen Bank, Russian Standard Bank, and Yandex.
The list of devices that support Samsung Pay in Russia is similarly short. You’ll need ... Read More »
Russia isn’t exactly known as the beacon of fairness. So when Russia’s anti-monopoly agency found Google was guilty of abusing its market position after a complaint by Russian search engine Yandex, I couldn’t help but cringe.
Google was found guilty of competing with Yandex by pre-installing Google apps on Android devices. And why shouldn’t it? ... Read More »
Some things on the Internet simply cannot be logically explained. Like this photo shoot from a LiveJournal blog by Russian user strenger.
According to the Google Translate, which I often doubt the accuracy of, strenger was called to a friends one evening to document some sort of dinner preparation when things took a turn for the interesting. ... Read More »
Taiwan-based manufacturer is ready to launch its first Android phone in Russia.