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DimPrawn
5th September 2008, 12:52
http://www.moneyweek.com/news-and-charts/the-russian-google-beater-who-still-drives-around-in-a-tatty-old-volvo-43579.aspx


Want to know what Solzhenitsyn thought of Dostoyevsky, or the best place in St Petersburg for borscht? In most countries, you might Google the answer, says Businessweek. “But a Russian would be more likely to Yandex it.”

Few outside Russia have heard of the Yandex search engine, or of its inventor, Arkady Volozh. That might be because this shy billionaire keeps his head down. Unlike your average rich Russian, he owns neither a yacht, nor a plane, and eschews chauffeur-driven limos for a tatty old Volvo. Yandex’s journey, from start-up to giant-killer in eight years, is all the more remarkable since it took place with no backing from venture capitalists.

Who would have thought it? A Russian Search Engine expert becomes a billionaire.

PRC1964
5th September 2008, 13:09
http://www.moneyweek.com/news-and-charts/the-russian-google-beater-who-still-drives-around-in-a-tatty-old-volvo-43579.aspx



Who would have thought it? A Russian Search Engine expert becomes a billionaire.

That's site's rubbish. There are no pictures of squirrels.:tantrum:

DimPrawn
5th September 2008, 13:11
That's site's rubbish. There are no pictures of squirrels.:tantrum:

http://images.yandex.ru/yandsearch?text=squirrel&stype=image

HTH

Spacecadet
5th September 2008, 13:14
http://images.yandex.ru/yandsearch?text=squirrel&stype=image

HTH

http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/image/s_squirrel6.jpg

Squirrel porn!!

sasguru
5th September 2008, 13:14
Plenty of pictures of SKA though:

http://images.yandex.ru/yandsearch?text=ska&stype=image

AtW
5th September 2008, 13:31
Those are red commie squirrels :mad

PRC1964
5th September 2008, 13:43
Flying squirrels! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AINuk0tilW0

Spacecadet
5th September 2008, 13:50
Squirrel SAS training
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWU0bfo-bSY&feature=related

Diver
5th September 2008, 13:51
Flying squirrels! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AINuk0tilW0

That is cruel




:rollin::rollin::rollin:

AtW
5th September 2008, 13:58
Flying squirrels! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AINuk0tilW0

:tantrum:

On the subject. Yandex is not Google killer. They are just local search engine and Google came late into Russia - Yandex has got very small index compared to Google and they focus only on Russian market - in no way they will ever beat Google for global searches (which are the most valuable).

Yandex share of searches in Russia is falling - Google is gaining popularity steadily, it is just a matter of time before they succumb to the beast, probably sell out. Either them or Rambler (another Russian search engine).

None of them are of interest to me since they reduced the problem of indexing and searching the web just to the Russian segment - this is probably less than 3% of the total web, if that.

Diver
5th September 2008, 13:59
:tantrum:

I may try that instead of clay shooting :laugh

AtW
5th September 2008, 14:01
I may try that instead of clay shooting :laugh

:eek

sasguru
5th September 2008, 14:03
:tantrum:

None of them are of interest to me since they reduced the problem of indexing and searching the web just to the Russian segment - this is probably less than 3% of the total web, if that.

No this should be of interest to you

http://www.autonomy.com/content/Technology/evolution/evolution-of-search-pan-enterprise-search/index.en.html

Diver
5th September 2008, 14:05
No this should be of interest to you

http://www.autonomy.com/content/Technology/evolution/evolution-of-search-pan-enterprise-search/index.en.html

:rolleyes::D

AtW
5th September 2008, 14:10
No this should be of interest to you

http://www.autonomy.com/content/Technology/evolution/evolution-of-search-pan-enterprise-search/index.en.html

I have zero interest in that.

Diver
5th September 2008, 14:17
:eek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPFErQGFTCM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL7tbPymrc0&feature=related

:yay:

PRC1964
5th September 2008, 14:44
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPFErQGFTCM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL7tbPymrc0&feature=related

:yay:

:rollin::rollin::rollin:

Bob Dalek
5th September 2008, 15:25
Yandex Vs. Google: I am sure that I once heard that in Japan, eBay is a definite seond to another online auction thing, as the other started first and simply won the hearts & minds. So, maybe Yandex will win? Who f--king cares, anyway?