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December 12, 2013
Yandex.Money has released a new service for paying bills over the internet. Called Gorodskiye Platezhi – literally “City Payments” – it allows any user to pay their bills online, quickly and at any time, without even having to register on the site.
December 11, 2013
Moscow and The Hague, December 11, 2013 — Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ: YNDX) ("Yandex" or the "Company"), one of Europe’s largest internet companies and the leading search provider in Russia, today announced the pricing of US$600 million in aggregate principal amount of 1.125% convertible senior notes due 2018 (the "notes"). The Company has granted to the initial purchasers a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional US$90 million aggregate principal amount of notes solely to cover over-allotments.
December 10, 2013
Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ: YNDX) (“Yandex” or the “Company”), one of Europe’s largest internet companies and the leading search provider in Russia, today announced that it proposes to offer US$600 million in aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2018 (the “notes”), subject to market conditions and other factors. The Company intends to grant to the initial purchasers a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional US$90 million principal amount of notes solely to cover over-allotments, if any.
November 12, 2013
Yandex’s mapping service Yandex.Maps has seen a major revamp. Russia’s most popular mapping service now runs on a unified platform, which allows the company to support and update unlimited amounts of data without relying on external sources. In addition, Yandex.Maps now features detailed maps supporting the route planning feature for the majority of large cities in the world. The new Yandex.Maps is available both on desktop and mobile.
October 24, 2013
Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), one of Europe's largest internet companies and the leading search provider in Russia, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013.
October 15, 2013
Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX) today announced the acquisition of KinoPoisk, the largest and most comprehensive Russian-language website dedicated to movies, television programs and celebrities. KinoPoisk's users can read expert and user-generated film reviews, discover most popular movies, watch trailers, get movie news and personalised recommendations, as well as show times and tickets. KinoPoisk has a worldwide monthly audience of 18.6 million users, according to comScore Media Metrix, and ranks as the 16th largest web property in Russia. There are over 100 million movie ratings on KinoPoisk and three million new ones are generated every month.
October 10, 2013
Yandex.Money now offers a universal payment solution for internet merchants, businesses or organisations. Using this solution, any online store, vendor or charity in Russia (and some other countries) can easily add all the most popular payment methods to their website and expand payment opportunities for their clients. Yandex.Money’s universal payment solution includes payments with a bank card, Yandex’s electronic money, cash transactions via payment terminals and mobile payments.
October 8, 2013
Internet, October 8, 2013. Yandex, which operates the largest Russian e-commerce comparison shopping platform, is now offering online stores a new model for listing their products on Yandex.Market. Online stores can now enable checkout functionality for their products directly on the Yandex.Market site and Yandex will adopt a Cost Per Action (CPA) model for purchases made in this way.
July 30, 2013
Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) now offers users all over the world the possibility to buy additional space in its cloud storage service, Yandex.Disk. Users wishing to have at their disposal more than 20 GB of free storage space may buy a package of 10 GB, 100 GB or 1 TB for one month or a full year.
July 28, 2013
Moscow and The Hague, July 28, 2013. Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) today confirmed with great sadness the death of Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Ilya Segalovich.
July 26, 2013
Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) has released the beta version of Islands – a new search platform that delivers results in the form of interactive blocks. It offers a shortcut to users’ ultimate search goals, by enabling actions such as booking movie tickets or tracking a post package right on the search results page.
July 25, 2013
Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) today announced with great sadness the sudden death of Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Ilya Segalovich.
July 25, 2013
Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX), one of Europe's largest internet companies and the leading search provider in Russia, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.
July 4, 2013
Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) and Sberbank of Russia OJSC today announced the completion of the previously announced joint venture for electronic money solutions. Under the terms of the deal, Sberbank has acquired 75% interest (minus one ruble) in the charter capital of Yandex.Money for approximately $60M. The key objective of this strategic partnership is to drive innovation in online retail payment solutions.
June 27, 2013
Yandex.Mail now automatically sorts personal emails. In addition to sending and delivering messages, Yandex’s online email service helps its users complete all kinds of tasks – from planning meetings to registering for flights. Depending on the type of correspondence, the service chooses different options to offer users.
June 18, 2013
Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), the largest European internet company operating Russia’s most popular search engine and most visited website, today released a full-fledged mobile browser for the iPad and for Android smartphones. Yandex’s mobile browser was designed from the ground up to closely integrate the search engine and the web surfing experience, making browsing on a touch screen device easy and intuitive.
June 17, 2013
Starting from today, Yandex.Money users can undergo voluntary identification at any of more than 5,000 Euroset outlets across Russia. To identify themselves, all they need to do is fill out an application form and show their passport – a process that takes a few minutes.
June 6, 2013
Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), Russia’s largest search engine, has announced significant changes to its Search Engine Results Pages (SERP) with the launch of interactive snippets called ‘Islands’. This new feature will speed up engagement with websites and services by allowing users to action their query – such as booking cinema tickets, making restaurant reservations or paying a bill – directly from the search page rather than through an organisation’s website.
June 3, 2013
Yandex.Money users can now top up their accounts via Sberbank ATMs and payment terminals without facing any commission charges. The service is available in all Russian regions, using cards from any bank.
May 30, 2013
Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) has upgraded its Personalised Search. Now, when fetching search results and delivering search suggestions, the Yandex search engine takes into consideration not only a user’s long-term interests, but also short-term ones – those within the current search session. A football fan searching for [Manchester] will firstly be offered results about the city rather than the football club, if his current search intent is to read aboutEnglish cities. The upgraded Personalised Search is based on a new search program called Dublin.
May 23, 2013
Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX) has released a universal music player for Android smartphones. In addition to streaming more than 8.5 million tracks from the Yandex.Music catalogue, it can also play music that users have uploaded to their phone or to Yandex’s free cloud storage service, Yandex.Disk. Users can create playlists with tracks from different sources, save them and listen to them in offline mode.
May 23, 2013
Yandex.Money announces partnership with Skrill, a leading European online payment provider. This new collaboration will allow internet stores around the world to quickly and easily tap into Yandex.Money services.
May 14, 2013
Yandex has released a new version of its browser to help users maintain consistency and quality of their internet experience. The new Yandex.Browser synchronises users’ settings and information across multiple devices.
April 25, 2013
Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX), one of Europe's largest internet companies and the leading search provider in Russia, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.
April 4, 2013
Yandex (NASDQ:YNDX) today unveiled its newly redesigned homepage. The most relevant information is now highly visible and easily accessible in a more streamlined format.
March 21, 2013
Yandex (NASDQ:YNDX) today has announced that clients running campaigns on the Yandex Advertising Network will be able to enhance their contextual advertisements with the addition of images. Visuals in contextual ads instantly get the message across to the viewer and drive more potential customers to advertisers’ websites.
March 18, 2013
Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ:YNDX), one of Europe’s largest internet companies, today announced the closing of the previously announced underwritten public offering by selling shareholders of an aggregate of 26,679,386 Class A shares, including 2,425,399 additional Class A shares sold pursuant to an option granted to the underwriters. The public offering price was $22.75 per share. Yandex will not receive any proceeds from the offering.
March 14, 2013
Yandex N.V. (Nasdaq:YNDX), one of Europe's largest internet companies, today announced that the underwriters of the previously announced secondary public offering of Class A ordinary shares by selling shareholders have exercised in full their option to purchase 2,425,399 additional Class A shares, at the public offering price of $22.75 per share, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The closing of the option is expected to occur on March 18, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions.
March 12, 2013
Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ:YNDX), one of Europe’s largest internet companies, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering by selling shareholders of an aggregate of 24,253,987 Class A shares at a price to the public of $22.75 per share.
March 11, 2013
Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ:YNDX), one of Europe’s largest internet companies, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a program to repurchase up to 12 million Class A shares, commencing after the completion of the distribution in connection with the secondary offering of Class A shares also announced today.
March 11, 2013
Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ:YNDX), one of Europe’s largest internet companies, today announced the commencement of an underwritten public offering of an aggregate of 24,253,987 Class A shares by existing shareholders BC&B Holdings B.V., Belka Holdings Limited, Ilya Segalovich and Emerald Trust. The selling shareholders have also granted the underwriters of the offering an option for 30 days to purchase up to an additional 2,425,399 Class A shares. Yandex will not receive any proceeds from the offering.
February 25, 2013
Yandex [NASDAQ:YNDX] has announced the launch of Yandex.Store, an app store for Android. Currently, Yandex.Store has over 50,000 paid and free apps in its catalogue and a convenient search feature to help users quickly find the app that they are looking for. Users can pay for their apps with their bankcard or from their mobile balance if their service provider offers such an option.
February 20, 2013
Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) has announced a new cashless way to pay cab fares in Moscow. Starting today, users of the Yandex.Taxi iPhone app can pay by bankcard – even if the taxi isn’t equipped with a card terminal.
February 19, 2013
From today, the owners of a debit or credit card issued by a Russian bank can instantly transfer funds from their bank account to their Yandex.Money account. In addition to a simple, safe and easy way to help friends or family, the users of Yandex.Money now have a convenient instrument for contributing to a chosen charity or supporting an action or cause.
February 19, 2013
MOSCOW and THE HAGUE, Netherlands, February 19, 2013, Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX), one of Europe's largest internet companies and the leading search provider in Russia, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and the full year ended December 31, 2012.
January 31, 2013
Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), Russia’s leading search engine, has announced a one year Associate Sponsorship agreement with CERN openlab, a framework to test and validate cutting-edge information technologies and services in partnership with industry at CERN. In its quality of Associate, Yandex will provide computing resources as well as its proprietary data processing technologies, including the machine learning technology MatrixNet, to CERN researchers.
January 15, 2013
Yandex announced today that Greg Abovsky has joined Yandex as Vice President of Investor Relations effective January 14, 2013.

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