Yandex, a search engine, belongs to a somewhat special existence both in Russia and in China. For Internet users in Russian-speaking regions, this is a better search engine than Google, and for domestic Internet users, it is one of the few overseas search engines that can be used. The result of a Chinese search on Yandex, no special database ads is a big feature. Looking back at the development of Yandex in the context of the Russian-Ukrainian situation, it is a blessing for Russia that Google did not completely win the Russian-speaking region. With the widening of sanctions by European and American countries, Yandex has suspended almost all international cooperation.
The market value has evaporated sharply, and there is even the risk of bond default. Like all Internet companies going international, Yandex has been avoiding the public image of the entire country in Russia, but the reality is: At the end of February, Yandex was suspended on Nasdaq and Moscow. On March 14, the Russian search engine Yandex and one of the largest e-mail services in Eastern Europe, were removed from the special database drop-down search menu in the new version of Firefox launched by Mozilla. The latest news shows that Yandex intends to spin off its media, including news aggregator Yandex News, and infotainment platform Zen.
However, the media business is not good at Yandex. Some people compare it to Google in Russia. In fact, the Yandex search engine was launched in 1997, a year before Google. It is like a combination of Google, Amazon and Uber. To put it down to the ground, it is equivalent to the integration of domestic BAT. The difference is that BAT has its own strengths and weaknesses, while Yandex has no particularly obvious weaknesses from special database search, social networking, e-commerce to travel. Through continuous acquisitions and investments, Yandex has become the giant it is today. In March 2007, acquired the Russian social networking service On June 16, 2008, Yandex merged with the Russian road traffic monitoring agency SMILink; In September 2010, Yandex launched the music streaming service Yandex Music.