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For Russian mobile giant, Uzbekistan is hard-knocks déjà vu

For Russian mobile giant, Uzbekistan is hard-knocks déjà vu

Jul 10, 2012
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If you’re Russian mobile operator MTS, finding yourself threatened by another hostile Central Asian dictatorship must feel like a sick joke. But this time it’s Uzbekistan — not Turkmenistan — where MTS faces the unpredictable business culture of an authoritarian country.
Do androids dream of Russian investors?

Do androids dream of Russian investors?

Jun 26, 2012
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The word “robot” was first created and popularized in the 1920s by the Czech brothers Karel and Josef Capek. The term is derived the Czech robotnik, “slave”, but the root “robot” is used in many Slavic languages to mean “work” or “labour”. Now, it seems, it’s a Russian who wants to make the word an everyday term by fuelling a robot revolution and developing robotics into a mass consumer product. Read More »

The largest social network in Moldova closes

The largest social network in Moldova closes

Jun 21, 2012
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FACES.MD, the largest social network in Moldova was closed in May this year. Now the www.faces.md site is redirected to an online store. In 2004 -2009, the Moldovan network was a leader in Moldova. Almost every young person in the country had an account here, and the site formed a real community of people. Read More »

Estonia, the startup capital of Europe

Estonia, the startup capital of Europe

Jun 19, 2012
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In additon to being the only country in the euro zone with a budget surplus, Estonia enjoys an abundance of technological and business know-how. Ars Technica, an online magazine, reports that the country of 1.3 million has the second-highest number of startups per capita, after the United States. Read More »

Ilves launches Twitter campaign against Nobel economist Krugman

Ilves launches Twitter campaign against Nobel economist Krugman

Jun 11, 2012
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Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is a vocal austerity critic who once called Berlin’s insistence on belt-tightening during the euro crisis “just insane.” Read More »

Moldova Startup Weekend features promising ideas

Moldova Startup Weekend features promising ideas

Jun 8, 2012
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Last weekend in Moldova, the second edition of Moldova Startup Weekend focusing on Mobile and Social Media apps was held. The winner of the first edition – Artur Gurău – will soon launch his social network for footballers. Read More »

Moldovan online site broadcasts 10,000th event

Moldovan online site broadcasts 10,000th event

May 22, 2012
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Privesc.eu, the first online TV channel in Moldova, has been transmitting live for almost three years and has now broadcast more than 10,000 events.

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Facebook will make Russia’s richest man even richer

Facebook will make Russia’s richest man even richer

May 10, 2012
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Alisher Usmanov likes Facebook, but he’ll probably like it even more after the company’s IPO on 18 May. Read More »

Odnoklassniki to go local in Uzbek

Odnoklassniki to go local in Uzbek

Apr 27, 2012
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Popular Russian social network Odnoklassniki will be localized in Uzbekistan, according to Trend.az. Read More »

Update: Piano Media gets $2.6M in new funding

Update: Piano Media gets $2.6M in new funding

Apr 19, 2012
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Last week, we ran a post on Piano Media’s recent success in Slovenia and future plans to expand to new markets. Now it seems the company, which specializes in providing media companies with nation-wide paywalls for content, has found the resources to speed up that expansion.  Piano announced 17 April that it has secured $2.6 million in new funding from the 3TS Cisco Growth Fund. Read More »

Piano Media says Slovenia paywall a success so far

Piano Media says Slovenia paywall a success so far

Apr 6, 2012
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Piano Media’s national paywall, active for a year in Slovakia, has released their first month’s figures from the recent expansion into Slovenia. The paywall exceeded its goal of signing up 20,000 Slovenians, or 1 percent of the country, gaining 25,000 members and raising €26,000 in revenue. Read More »

Azerbaijan gets first locally made antivirus software

Azerbaijan gets first locally made antivirus software

Apr 5, 2012
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A new antivirus program called B.A.K.U has recently been recently released in Azerbaijan. It is the first software of its kind to be created in the country, according to Today.az. Read More »

Belgrade launches SMS bus schedules

Belgrade launches SMS bus schedules

Mar 27, 2012
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Perhaps the worst thing about waiting for a bus is not knowing whether your wait will be another three minutes or another 30 minutes. Fortunately, public transportation users in Belgrade have a new way to check for their bus’s ETA with only a cell phone. Read More »

Romanian youth launches model shuttle into space

Romanian youth launches model shuttle into space

Mar 20, 2012
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Raul, a Romanian teen, has sent the American space shuttle into space once more.  How?  Using a Lego replica.

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