Eastern Europe / Tech

Russian messaging services Telegram and TamTam shut down terror group channels after London Bridge attack

Ben Aris in Berlin December 4, 2019

The Russian TamTam messaging service got caught up in the London Bridge terror attack after Islamic State used the little known service to claim responsibility for the attack that claimed the lives of two Londoners.

Fintech services adopted by 82% of Russians

bne IntelliNews November 21, 2019

Russia is in the global top 3 in terms of fintech services penetration, with 82% of Russians regularly using fintech solutions in 2019

Russian retailer Dixy to launch online sales with Sberbank

bne IntelliNews November 20, 2019

One of the largest Russian retailers Dixy Group will launch online grocery sales of its format Viktoria in 1H120, the CEO of the group Igor Pletnev told Vedomosti daily. Pletnev did not specify which is the marketplace the sales will be hosted on

Russia’s Sberbank moves to acquire another stake in Mail.ru internet major

bne IntelliNews November 19, 2019

Russia’s largest bank and tech giant wannabe Sberbank followed up on previous announcements and signed a non-binding agreement to acquire stakes in holding companies that have shares in Mail.ru

Sberbank to create AI alliance, launches supercomputer

bne IntelliNews November 9, 2019

Russia’s largest bank and digital innovation frontrunner Sberbank announced creating an Artificial Intelligence alliance including the state-controlled bank, Yandex and Mail.ru internet majors, MTC mobile operator, Gazprom Neft oil company, and RDIF