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2014-04-24 16:26:18

MOSCOW, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Capital Partners, the owner of companies with a 48% stake in VK.com, Russia's leading social media site, claims VK's former chief executive officer and founder, Pavel Durov, is attempting to present himself as a political dissident in order to divert attention from his serious legal challenges. UCP issued proceedings (through two of its investment vehicles) in the British Virgin Islands on April 4 to protect its economic...

Yandex Facebook
2014-01-14 15:49:28

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a move that benefits both parties, Russian-based search engine Yandex will now include Facebook content in its search results. The search engine is likening the potential to turning on a firehose to place a volume of search results that will be available from Facebook content. Yandex says it is reacting to the rise in popularity of social networks. People turn to social networks to get updates from friends, families, and even share...

Facebook's Reign Dominating Social World Map
2012-06-11 14:06:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com If Facebook was a virus, nearly the whole world would have succumbed to it already, according to social media strategist Vincenzo Cosenza. Cosenza has created his "world map of social networks," showing what the most popular social network is in 137 countries around the globe, according to a combination of Alexa and Google Trends for Websites Traffic data. His latest social media world map shows that Facebook has gone viral throughout nearly all of the...

2011-06-21 00:00:28

"ËœPolitics,' a new social game available exclusively on VKontakte, satirically simulates all aspects of Russia's political arena New York, NY (PRWEB) June 20, 2011 A unique and thought-provoking game has joined the social gaming community through Russian-based VKontakte (vk.com) network. Politics reflects the reality of Russia's political arena with its conflict, intrigue and all of the key players. Whether you are announcing your presidential bid or gossiping within high-profile...

2009-05-26 15:05:00

Facebook announced the purchase of a 1.96 percent stake by Russian Internet investment firm Digital Sky Technologies for $200 million on Tuesday. The recent purchase suggests that the value of the Palo Alto, Calif.-based social networking firm is at $10 billion. "This investment demonstrates Facebook's ongoing success at creating a global network for people to share and connect," Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement. "A number of firms approached us, but DST stood out...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.