US embassy and Sberbank lead objections as LinkedIn is banned

LinkedIn yesterday became the first major social network to fall foul of the Russian authorities when the…

Taobao named China’s most valuable brand as tech sector bucks economy

Taobao, the online shopping platform owned by Alibaba Group, has been named China’s most valuable brand for…

Vkontakte founder makes it onto Forbes top 200 Russian rich list

Pavel Durov — the founder of Russia’s most popular social network Vkontakte and mobile messaging app…

China second only to Silicon Valley in ‘unicorn’ stakes

After Silicon Valley, Beijing boasts the world’s second-largest number of ‘unicorn’ companies – high tech start-ups…

Rosatom offers Google storage beside nuclear power plant

With Russia’s new personal data law obliging ISPs and social media sites to hold data about…

Facebook refuses to move servers to Russia

With a new law requiring social media and internet service providers to store the data they…

Vkontakte to launch photo-sharing service through App Store

Russia’s leading social network VKontakte is on the verge of releasing a mobile application along the…

Twitter in Russian advertising talks

Twitter is said to be in negotiations with the Russian authorities over the possibility of selling…

Vkontakte scooped up by Mail.Ru group

VKontakte, Russia’s largest social media network, may soon be entirely owned by Alisher Usmanov’s Mail.Ru Group.  The…