Mail.Ru Group launches a beta version of Amigo browser, which is integrated with popular social networks – Twitter, Facebook, VK - VKontakte, Moi Mir, Odnoklassniki.
Default search engine is go.mai.ru, but you can use your favorite search engine anyway by changing the main settings.
By Using Amigo browser you can surf the web and stay informed in the same time about what is happen in social networks.
Amigo’s social bar allows access to most popular social networks: Twitter, Odnoklassniki, VK, Moi Mir and Facebook.
So, this browser can be very useful for most passionate social networks users.
You can find this browser at amigo.mail.ru
Top 5 channels of payments for online games in Russia
According Mail Ru Games – the largest developer and publisher of online games in Eastern Europe, for virtual entertainment users prefer to pay through the terminals and electronic cash. The share of electronic payments is growing slowly, forcing payments via SMS.
In Russia, more than 20 million people play the online games every month. The players – are some of the most active Internet users. In addition, the percentage of payment from users in online games is much higher than in other segments. In particular, the percentage of the audience which make payments for top 3 MMO Games, represented in the portfolio Mail Ru Games (Perfect World, Legend: Legacy of Dragons, Allods), is more than 32%.
Payment terminal in Russia – source kompanion.su
The most popular way to pay gaming account for russian users are terminals – they received more than 48% of all payments to the MMO-playing.
Electronic money, like money.mail.ru – the second demand for payment channel – they account for more than 32%. Via SMS to the client browser and the game comes to about 9% of funds have nearly as much on bank cards.
We had a lot of questions last year from various worldwide e-shops. They wondered why the Russians are not buying as much as any other nation. We see their visits, but they do not buy! There is a lot of factors of course, but the answer remains the same: They not using bank cards anyway so widely and this confirmed by this Mail.ru research. But, this situation, also means great potential.
Futubra microblogging service launches search for users and groups
Futubra microblogging service launches search for users and groups, and also talks about the new features that have appeared in six weeks of public beta.
The search function allow users to find quickly other users or groups in the Futubra information field. Now users can search for, and subscribe to known users and media, including lookatme.ru, Slon.ru, Snob.ru, Openspace.ru, Tvrain.ru, Vesti.ru, Oleg Tinkoff, Pavel Kartaev, Yuliya Vysotskaya and many others. The search performed both by name and the description of profiles available for PCs and with mobile devices and tablets.
Also, users can put on external sites link button (http://futubra.com/about/buttons) on your user profile on Futubra.
Where 12456 is user profile.
Futubra began to support Open Graph metadata, which allows to share video from the portals Vesti.ru, Soundcloud and PromoDJ and many others where this is supported Open Graph markup. Since its launch in Futubra, users can share video content from the Youtube, Rutube, Vimeo and Video@Mail.Ru.
Futubra, probably will become a good place for development of social groups and social marketing.
Mail.Ru Began Testing New Advanced Search Algorithm
Mail.Ru Group, began testing new smart search algorithm, available at http://o.go.mail.ru.
The essence of the new algorithm is to use artificial search technologies. Dozens of professional assessors, every day make assess the quality of new search engine.
The assessors evaluate many factors that are irrelevant based of the results of the robot analysis, and factors like (behavioral, text, references, etc.), which differ according to the most relevant results according assessors. Thus, the search engine formula changed dynamically in order to determine optimal results.
“The use of artificial intelligence technologies – were most actual trends in the development of the search engines. Running a test version of smart search go.mail.ru can minimize technology gap with its competitors and provides a new, modern platform for own search engine development. If successful, we will actively use it in the basic version, “- said Vladimir Gabrielian, vice president and technical director of Mail.Ru Group.
At first look, this new algorithm takes into account behavioral, text and reference factors due to which improves search rankings.
Go.mail.ru launches voice search app for iPhone/iPad
Go.mail.ru search introduced to Russian users first mobile application for iPhone / iPad with voice search.
Once the application detects a voice request, automatically offered to user additional search options, thematically related to the previous one. In addition, voice queries also allows the application of the traditional text-based search using the touch screen.
Technological feature of the application – its ability to “learn” by using the accumulated requests. Therefore, as the use of the application will increase the quality of search.
New application is now available for download at the Apple Store or on iTunes - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id497341490.
In the near future, the developers promise to release a new version of the mobile Go.mail.ru, which will have the opportunity to make images search queries and queries to otvet.mail.ru (Question and Answer site).
In addition, Mail.ru provides – the possibility of realization of offline access to the search results. This feature will allow people to work with information found in any environment, even without the need of Internet access.
30 million people visited Odnoklassniki.ru on New Year
Social network Odnoklassniki.ru (Classmates) achieved in the New Year, a new record and reached over 30 million unique visitors. Internal statistics confirmed the New Year’s trend - a dramatic increase in popularity of sending greetings through a social network. During the past holidays (compared to the same period last year), personal messages increased to 171 percent, uploaded photos – 57% while the number of queries in search of gifts has increased from 70 thousand to a shocking 2.5 million.
According Liveinternet, in the New Year holidays the number of users of the project Odnoklassniki.ru (Classmates) exceeded 30 million unique visitors a day. This confirms the fact that Russian audiences increasingly prefer to spend their free time in favorite social network.
The Mail.ru company owns two leading Russian social networks: Moy Mir@Mail.Ru and Odnoklassniki.ru, she also owns a significant stake in the social network “VKontakte”.
The public beta launch of Futubra
Mail.Ru Group today held a small conference with industry journalists to announce the public beta launch of Futubra in Q1 2012. Futubra will be the service of multimedia microblogs with a focus on mobile and will be device agnostic.
The developers of the service are of the opinion that the interesting people – is not only friends. That is why the available functional subscribe to your favorite microblogging in a single click, without having to confirm the mutual friendship, and all content Futubra – totally public.
Currently there is only a web version, which well adapted to the ability of any device, smartphone or a desktop computer. In the near future will be issued a special application for all modern and popular mobile platforms – iOS, Android, Symbian and Windows Phone 7.
Mail.Ru Group CEO Dmitry Grishin said today: ”We are excited by the opportunity facing Futubra as microblogging is a fast growing segment which fits well into the Mail.Ru Group vision of the growth in internet communications. Futubra demonstrates Mail.Ru Group’s ongoing commitment to internet communication platforms, innovation and mobile applications. The focus in the near term will be product development and the building of new online communities.
Futubra provides a convenient way to share a picture, photo or video and displays them in an excellent quality directly to tape the events the user.
We can not find Futubra English version at the moment, and how to search users, but Futura is very serious microblogging service at firs look.
The company Mail Ru Group is preparing to start a new service microblogging Futubra. The site currently closed to visitors. Beta version of Futubra may launch by January 2012.
The new service will be a multimedia microblog – will publish articles, photography and video, create subscriptions on topics as well as create groups and events. Also, the concept of “friends” in Futubra part be a little blurred. Subscribe to users can be in just one click, without necessarily adding to the mutual “friends.”
”We excited by the opportunity facing Futubra as microblogging is a fast growing segment which fits well into the Mail Ru Group vision of the growth in internet communications. Futubra demonstrates Mail Ru Group’s ongoing commitment to internet communication platforms, innovation and mobile applications. The focus on the near term will be product development, and the building of new online communities”, Mail.Ru Group CEO Dmitry Grishin said.
Mail.Ru Group is the leading Internet company in the Russian speaking world. And yes they have one of the best search engines in Russia.