In 2010, Russian authorities seized the domain of the country’s biggest BitTorrent tracker, Torrents.ru, in copyright related action. Now, just over a year later, police have swooped on its sister site, Pornolab – Russia’s biggest porn tracker – and seized its servers. With the recent demise of two other huge adult trackers, it’s possible that Pornolab was the largest adult torrent site in the world.
Launched by Zenith-SB rocket from Baikonur yesterday, Russian weather satellite Electro-L has successfully separated from Fregat-SB upper stage and reached the targeted orbit at 00.28 MSK, Jan. 21.
Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announces its partnership with General Atlantic LLC (GA), a leading global growth equity investment firm. The agreement with GA marks the next stage of Kaspersky Lab’s global growth strategy. The company will benefit from GA’s strategic support for management’s vision to continue its global market expansion. GA will become the second largest shareholder in the company, acquiring a number of secondary shares. Details concerning the financial aspects of the deal will remain confidential.
The Kyivstar telecom operator has introduced since November a service allowing subscribers to make service payments from Russia through QIWI wallet payment system.
The value of the Russian telecommunications services market will increase 5% this year. Forecasts for 2011 are only slightly better and rather cautious.
Intellectual transport monitoring system which uses GLONASS capabilities will help solving traffic problems in Moscow, M2M Telematica group states in their press release.
NITS RKP, Peresvet, has completed tests of the captive balloon which is supposed to become a key element of new-generation relay system.
Recently, Russia stated that GLONASS’ precision was close to the GPS’ one. Marker news paper decided to verify if it’s true. Experts entered the streets of Moscow in order to compare positioning accuracy of the Russian and US navigation systems. The results are visible: GLONASS precision has almost caught up with GPS.
In accordance with the International Space Station mission ballistics support program, ISS reboost was carried out on Oct. 20.
Russian Institute of Space Instruments launches a new automated assembly line for production of portable GLONASS/GPS navigators, which will produce 350 to 400 thousand devices a year.