Yandex

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Yandex N.V.
Native name
Яндекс
Public company
Traded asNASDAQYNDX, MCXYNDX
IndustryInternet
Search engine
Founded1997; 23 years ago (1997) (Yandex search launched by CompTek)
2000 (Yandex company founded)
FounderArkady Volozh
Arkady Borkovsky
Ilya Segalovich
Headquartersul. Lva Tolstogo, 16, Moscow, Russia, 119021
Area served
Russia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Israel and Estonia
Key people
Arkady Volozh (CEO)
ProductsAlisa (virtual assistant)
Yandex.Search
Yandex.Direct
Yandex.Disk
Yandex.Mail
Yandex.Browser
Yandex.Maps
Yandex.Market
Yandex.Eda
Yandex.Metro
Yandex.News
Yandex.Video
Yandex.Map editor
Yandex.Money
Yandex.Music
Yandex.Afisha
Yandex.Panoramas
Yandex.Timetable
Yandex.Traffic
Yandex.Translate
Yandex.Taxi
Ya.ru
Revenue$NaN[1] (2018)
$NaN[2] (2018)
$NaN[3] (2018)
Total assets$NaN[3] (2018)
Total equity$NaN[3] (2018)
Number of employees
8,854 (2018)
Websiteyandex.ru, yandex.com
Footnotes / references
[4]

Yandex N.V. (/ˈjʌndɛks/; Russian: Яндекс) is a Russian web browser built to become the next Google back in 2006. The website has gone through many changes like being just a searching browser, an entire email and becoming into a multi-service website. The company was originally founded in 2000 by Arkady Volozh but as stated before, the website didn't start until 2006. Currently headquartered in Moscow, Russia.

Other programs[change | change source]

Yandex Money[change | change source]

Yandex runs Yandex Money, a money transfer program similar to PayPal.[5]

Yandex Translate[change | change source]

Yandex runs Yandex Translate, a machine translation program. It uses computer software to translate text or speech from Russian into either English or Ukrainian or back. Yandex Translate started in 2011. The team that built it read thousands of documents and their translations and built a dictionary for Yandex Translate.[5]

In 2020, the Mozilla Firefox web browser added a tool to that could translate webpages. That tool can use only Google Translate and Yandex Translate.[6][7]

References[change | change source]

  1. https://ir.yandex/news-releases/news-release-details/yandex-announces-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2018-financial; retrieved: 15 February 2019.
  2. https://ir.yandex/financial-releases.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 https://ir.yandex/news-releases/news-release-details/yandex-announces-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2018-financial.
  4. Yandex (February 15, 2018). "Yandex Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Financial Results". Press release. https://ir.yandex/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1057604. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Steve O'Hear (March 16, 2011). "Anyone speak Russian? Yandex rolls out Yandex.Translate". TechCrunch. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  6. Martin Brinkmann (August 4, 2020). "Translate Web Pages brings Chrome-like translate functionality to Firefox". GHacks. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  7. "Firefox add-on brings Google Chrome-like built-in translation capabilities". TWCN Technology News. August 3, 2020. Retrieved August 7, 2020.

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