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Ben Hopkins

Ben Hopkins

RusBase.com editor - I read all the Russian venture news and bring you the best bits in English.


Yandex.Money teams up with 2Can to launch mobile card reader
Yandex.Money teams up with 2Can to launch mobile card reader
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Yandex will take a 2.5% commission for all transactions using the reader, which accepts Visa and Mastercard payments.

Game over - this time Pavel Durov really has left VK
Game over - this time Pavel Durov really has left VK
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It seems that the founder of Russia's #1 social network has finally been ousted. Here's how and why. 

Moscow IT students would prefer to work for Yandex
Moscow IT students would prefer to work for Yandex
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36.5% of students profiled want to work for Yandex, compared to 10.7% for Mail.ru, but 50% don't have a preference

Russian media in 2014 - Overhauls, mergers, expansion
Russian media in 2014 - Overhauls, mergers, expansion
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The last few months have seen big changes at Lenta.ru, Rambler&Co, RBC Media, TJournal and ZuckerbergCalling.

GoBe grabs $1m on Indiegogo, but does it really work?
GoBe grabs $1m on Indiegogo, but does it really work?
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The St Petersburg-based project's glucose-tracking bracelet attracted massive interest on the crowdfunding site.

Netology raises Round A from InVenture Partners
Netology raises Round A from InVenture Partners
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The project, which offers educational courses for web-specialists, was valued at $5.6 million. 

FBI issues bizarre warning about Russian VCs
FBI issues bizarre warning about Russian VCs
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The head of the FBI's Boston office believes that Russian investors want to gain access to classified technology.

Contextual ads service eLama raises $800,000
Contextual ads service eLama raises $800,000
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ImpulseVC, a Russian fund connected to online advertising invested the money in return for a minority stake. 

TechCrunch Moscow winner attracts US investor
TechCrunch Moscow winner attracts US investor
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Dreamroomer, a service that helps landlords find tenants, met the San Francisco-based investor at TC Moscow 2013.

Putin gets a big pay rise but still earns less than Obama
Putin gets a big pay rise but still earns less than Obama
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The Russian President has signed a bill increasing his annual salary to $275,000.

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