The Ukrainian most popular file-sharing site Ex.ua has been shut down by Ukrainian police with immediate effect.
An ugly rumor coming out of Ukraine claims that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is canceled and developer GSC Game World has been closed down.
Russian telecommunications equipment and technology distributor Netwell opens representative office in Kyiv. Ukraine is the first country in which Netwell will have its international office. The main task of Kyiv office will be extending the sales network in Ukraine.
Ukraine is to experience a significant increase of new TV services, with up to two DTH (direct-to-home) platforms and a DTT (digital terrestrial television) operation expected to start this automn.
AVentures Capital, along with several other private investors, are the first to invest into Divan.TV. Divan.TV is a new concept in the television experience. Divan will be targeting the Central Eastern European area. Adventures Capital has stated that their investment, at this time, has not exceeded $1 million.
According to a report by the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) Ukraine attracted EUR 96 mln investments from private equity funds.
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.
DataArt, a US custom software development firm that builds advanced solutions for select industries, announced the opening of a new development center in Kyiv bringing the total number of employees to more than 600 throughout its offices in North America and Eastern Europe. DataArt’s fifth R&D center, and its third in Ukraine, will become the company’s new European Headquarters.
Vietnamese telecommunications company Viettel is expected to invest about U.S. $600 million in broadband development in Ukraine, Vladislav Kaskiv, director of Ukraine’s State Agency for Investments and Investment Project Management, told reporters on March 26.
The chairman of Ukraine’s State Property Fund (SPF), Alexander Ryabchenko, has announced that only one bid has been received for a 92.79% stake in government-owned incumbent telco Ukrtelecom, from Epic Services Ukraine (Esu), a subsidiary of Austrian investment fund Epic.