Google faces Russian ultimatum for unbundling mobile apps

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The country has now told the tech giant that it must split apart the bundling of its services, particularly search. It now appears that Google has run out of options in Russia, now that the government there has made a final decision with regards to the tech giant’s bundling of mobile apps and services, particularly when it comes to the use of the search engine on Android devices. Google has now been given a deadline of November 18 by which it must unbundle services in Russia. Failure to unbundle its…

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Russia is an emerging e-commerce market

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Report highlights the potential of Russia as a major market for online retailers Russia may be the next place for an e-commerce boom. A new report from yStats shows that online sales in Russia are growing at a fast pace. Consumers throughout the country are beginning to shop more online than they have in the past few years and as consumers become more reliant on mobile technology, large retailers are beginning to take notice. In the coming years, Russia may become one of the world’s leading e-commerce markets. Russian digital…

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QR codes and NFC tags appear in pop-up store in Russia

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Media Markt leverages capabilities of QR codes and NFC tags Media Markt, an electronics retailer based in Russia, has launched a new shopping experience at a subway station in Moscow. The retailer has partnered with the Moscow Department of Transportation in order to establish a new “pop-up” store, which features both QR codes and NFC tags. The store will be made available in November of this year and will run through the end of the month. Those with smartphones and tablets will be able to purchase products from the store.…

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Mobile commerce spreads to Russia

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TeleSystems to launch new mobile commerce service Mobile commerce has been growing at an alarming rate. In the U.S. and the United Kingdom, mobile commerce has become a strong force in the retail sector. Throughout much of Europe, however, mobile payments have become a convenient way to purchase tickets for public transportation. This trend has begun to spread to Russia, where telecommunications network operator TeleSystems has been showing more interest in the concept of mobile commerce and how it can be used to make purchasing tickets more convenient. TeleSystems teams…

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