Yandex is a Russian multinational technology company that operates a popular search engine and provides a wide range of online services, including email, maps, ecommerce, and advertising platforms, primarily serving Russian-speaking users.

Here are some additional details about Yandex:

  1. Founded in 1997, Yandex is often referred to as the “Google of Russia” due to its dominance in the Russian search engine market.
  2. In addition to its search engine, Yandex offers a variety of services, such as Yandex.Mail (email), Yandex.Maps (maps and navigation), Yandex.Taxi (ride-hailing), Yandex.Market (e-commerce), and Yandex.Music (music streaming).
  3. Yandex.Translate is a machine translation service that supports over 90 languages, making it a popular tool for multilingual content and communication.
  4. The company has expanded its presence beyond Russia, with offices in countries like Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Turkey.
  5. Yandex has invested heavily in artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, which it applies across its various services to improve user experience and efficiency.
  6. In 2011, Yandex went public on the NASDAQ stock exchange, becoming the largest Russian internet company to be listed on an American exchange.
  7. Yandex has faced competition from Google in the Russian market, but has maintained its leading position due to its localized services and understanding of the Russian language and market.
  8. The company has also ventured into self-driving car technology, testing autonomous vehicles on public roads in Russia and the United States.
  9. Yandex has been involved in several controversies related to data privacy and its alleged cooperation with Russian authorities, drawing scrutiny from privacy advocates and human rights organizations.

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