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Russia Planning Government-Backed Search Engine

  • Reuters, Monday, October 14, 2013 12:08 PM
Google and Yandex, which operate separate search engines in Russia, could find additional competition in the country. Reuters reports that the Russian government will launch its own search engine supported by a state-controlled telecom group Rostelecom. The engine is named after the Sputnik satellite. Reports suggest the Russian officials will require government agencies to use the search engine. Rostelecom is trying to hire developers from rivals to work on the search engine project, expected to launch in Q1 2014, reports Reuters.

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