1 year, 10 months ago
The State Duma in the third reading adopted the law according to which the search engine can be fined one million rubles in case of refusal to delete information on request of the person. Yandex considers that the law contradicts the Constitution and is technically unrealizable.
And today, I want to tell you about how Yandex. Direkt does not admit any competitor to Yandex. Taxi. All essence is what the cost of click is artificially wound up to such volume that any advertiser cannot place advertizing of the mobile application for the order of a taxi.
It is a little background. Some time ago, I developed the service similar to Yandex. A taxi and after received mobile application, decided to be engaged in advertizing and what I as a result saw — me seriously afflicted. I will tell in and in more detail below.
Corporate "war game" between the Russian Internet companies reached hacker level. On October 26 "Yandex" announced competition of hackers "Month of search of vulnerabilities in Yandex. Browser". To three winners who will find the most serious bugs in the browser, promised prizes: 500 thousand rub, 300 thousand and 150 thousand, respectively.
Here it seems ceased events around restart of "Kinopoisk", the departed users spend time on the former website, developers with parsers make artful plans, the manual made personnel decisions of an ambiguous orientation, and all the rest returned into place. But not all.
Rollback to the former version of the website did not concern ratings of movies. And though on the Top-250 page we can observe a deal well familiar to much with "Escape from the Shawshank" and "Green mile" as leaders, on pages of movies, in issue of "Google" and other places the rating is displayed new — that which formed the beta Top-250 basis (at me it opens with interruptions that was observed also right after restart).
And after a week nothing exchanged, as if hinting us that the new rating will remain for a long time if not forever. I do not exclude that also the old top will soon be updated — can, it keeps only because the algorithm of calculation of ratings in it differs from algorithm on pages of movies ("in a top the special mechanisms interfering wrapping of a rating by unfair users" are used), and this algorithm adjusts not a new, but old rating ( generally within the couple 100-th shares).
Interest in restart of "Kinopoisk" does not die away even after "Yandex" rolled away everything back. In one specific case met too much: both the scale of audience of service, and its provision in a RuNet, and the collected irritation of users of services of "Yandex" (and always happy users are not).
But let's replace a corner, and we will look at an event on the other hand: eventually, usually crisis has the revitalizing effect allowing to see what is really important and to learn lessons on the future. In a situation with restart of "Kinopoisk" there are also positive moments.
2 years ago
Microsoft and "Yandex" declared cooperation which assumes providing Windows 10 with the integrated search of "Yandex".
Microsoft will provide to users from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Turkey and some other countries a possibility of easy updating to the Windows 10 version with the customized search of "Yandex".
In this Yandex version will become a homepage and search by default in the Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer browsers.
We apologize to all who had difficulties with the updated Kinopoisk, and as soon as it becomes possible technically, we will open for users the version in former design on the separate domain. This version will work until we are not convinced that we prepared all conditions for comfortable moving of all our users. In the same time the command of Kinopoisk continues to collect responses.
2 years ago
If long to write about rebuta — once renut will come for you. The cine term meaning restart of some series of movies new command and with new actors, it is possible to use for the description of destiny of "Kinopoisk" now: "Yandex" which bought it restarted "Kinopoisk" with new design and new priorities.
Engineers of Yandex talk to the reference user
And two years after purchase later, without warning, declaration of war, an opportunity to roll away design and to sit at least temporarily in the old interface, "Yandex" turned "Kinopoisk" into huge online movie theater for, most likely, very strange people (in what their strangeness — I will tell further).