Eastern Europe / Tech

Zelenskiy launches his e-government concept "country in a smartphone"

bne IntelliNews May 24, 2019

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says the "country in a smartphone" concept will make up for Ukraine's lag in e-government development.

Russia’s state-owned tech agency claims its first unicorn

Ben Aris in Berlin May 23, 2019

Russia nanotube producer OCSiAl's valuation topped $1bn, making it Rosnano's first unicorn — but a high-profile economist has challenged the claim.

Rostec Embarks on Massive IoT Project

Vladimir Kozlov in Moscow May 23, 2019

GLONASS-TM will build a 53bn ruble ($811mn) federal network for Internet of Things (IoT) in a bid to secure presence in the segment expected to boom over the next few years

Major win for Russian Yandex as software lands on dashboard of Avtovaz best selling cars

bne IntelliNews May 22, 2019

In the next five years Russian internet major Yandex will install its multi-media system Yandex.Avto on two million Ladas

Moscow aims to become a top three global startup venue by 2030

bne IntelliNews May 2, 2019

Moscow is moving up the global rankings for cities that welcome startups and aims to enter the top three by 2030, according to Alexey Parabuchev, general director of Moscow’s Agency of Innovations.

Russian stoligarch Rotenberg, defence conglomerate and satellite navigation operator team up to create nationwide IoT network

EWDN in Moscow May 2, 2019

GLONASS-TM, a company launched in early 2018, intends to deploy an Internet-of-Things (IoT) network across Russia as part as a “government assignment”

Russia’s tiny, but growing venture capital market reached $714mn in 2018

EWDN in Moscow May 1, 2019

Russia's VC market grew by half in 2018 to reach $714mn as funds play a bigger role and invest three times more on average than in 2017

One year after ban, Telegram still accessible from Russia with growing audience

EWDN in Moscow May 1, 2019

One year after Russian authorities decided to block it, the instant messenger Telegram continues to be widely accessible from Russia, reports East-West Digital News (EWDN).

Russian stoligarch Rotenberg, defence conglomerate and satellite navigation operator team up to create nationwide IoT network

EWDN in Moscow May 1, 2019

GLONASS-TM, a company launched in early 2018, intends to deploy an Internet-of-Things (IoT) network across Russia as part as a “government assignment”

Wildberries leads the top 50 Russian e-commerce online stores ranked by revenues in 2018

Adrien Henni in Moscow for East West Digital News May 1, 2019

Fashion e-commerce retailer Wildberries was Russia’s biggest e-commerce online store in 2018 according to a new ranking by revenues from Data Insight, reports East-West Digital News (EWDN).

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