Yandex’s Islands goes into beta, now providing feature-rich search results in 3 countries

Last month, Russian Internet giant Yandex unveiled Islands, a feature that brings interactive snippets of content to its search engine, and now it has been released in beta across three countries. The idea behind Islands is to provide a richer set of search results to give users more options and details relating to websites that … Continue reading

Facebook Blocks Yandex’s New Social Search App From Accessing Its Data Just Three Hours After Launch

Yandex begged Facebook not to shut down its social search app Wonder that launched this morning. But the explanation Yandex’s lawyers sent us for why it’s compliant with Facebook’s policies didn’t stop Facebook from blocking all API calls from Wonder, Yandex confirms. Facebook tells me it’s now discussing policy with Yandex. The move follows a … Continue reading

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