From Yandex to Mail.Ru: a closer look at what 2018 brought for tech giants, investments and more in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Editor’s note: This article from East-West Digital News penned by Adrien Henni was syndicated with permission. Tech investment volumes Russia and its Eastern European neighbors were modest last year, if compared with the Chinese, US or Western European markets. However, the year was marked by giant corporate deals involving international players while a series of […]

Russia’s antimonopoly authority clears merger between Uber and local service Yandex.Taxi

Editor’s note: This post from East-West Digital News was syndicated with permission. The Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation has approved the Yandex-Uber plan to merge their respective taxi service activity in the country. To ensure fair competition, the antimonopoly authority has requested the companies to “provide users with the most complete and accessible […]

Russia’s DOC+ raises $5 million to expand its telemedicine services

DOC+, a Russian digital health tech startup, has raised $5 million in a Series B round from Yandex and Baring Vostok. The Moscow-based startup provides an on-demand service for doctor visits and remote telemedicine consultations. The new injection of money will be used to continue the development of these services. The Russian legislature is currently […]

Google reaches settlement with Russian regulator in Android antitrust case

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has reached a settlement in its antitrust case with Russian regulators. The case, which was brought on by a complaint from Russian competitor Yandex, questioned whether Google was abusing its position in the market by forcing Android devices to pre-install certain apps, at the expense of rivals. Russian regulator, […]