Yandex’s sale of media assets to VK includes yandex.ru homepage

By News Curator

Russian search giant Yandex has finalized the sale of its two flagship media properties to local rival VK, owner of the eponymous social network. The deal to sell the products, Yandex’s algorithmically sorted news aggregator (News) and blogging recommender platform (Zen), was inked back in April. But today’s binding agreement goes further than that —…

Mobile users now spend 4-5 hours per day in apps, report says

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Although the mobile app boom driven by pandemic lockdowns has long since passed, consumers’ mobile usage is still growing. According to new data released today by app intelligence firm data.ai (previously App Annie), consumers in over a dozen worldwide markets are now spending four to five hours per day in apps. While the daily time…

Truecaller foreys into live audio with its new Open Doors app

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If you thought of the age of companies launching real-time audio chat apps, you’re wrong. Swedish caller identification service Truecaller is today launching a new app in the space called Open Doors. The company claims that this is a constructs-free app that has fewer structural roadblocks than Clubhouse or Twitter Spaces. That is, there are…