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Blog Profile / Profy


URL :http://profy.com/
Filed Under:Technology
Posts on Regator:686
Posts / Week:2.1
Archived Since:August 15, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Be Careful Not to Buy a Fake Fragment of Russian Meteorite on eBay

2 years agoTechnology : Profy

I would have been immensely surprised if Russian people have not managed to find a way to make some unexpected profit off the meteorite event on Friday in Chelyabinsk. So it is no wonder that today we are already seeing reports that locals attempt to sell fragments of meteorite via social networks. The interesting part [...]

Are You 100% Happy with Any of Your Devices?

2 years agoTechnology : Profy

Yesterday I spent a couple of hours trying to sync my iPhone 5 with iTunes on a Windows-based laptop AND create a local backup copy. Really, a couple of hours is the time I could have used much better! For some unknown reason recently both my iPhone and my iPad have stopped to behave properly and [...]

Russian Railways File a Suit against Apple

2 years agoTechnology : Profy

Yet another claim against Apple arrives from a railroad company. Last time it was Switzerland because of iOS 6 clock design, now it is the Russian Railways, the monopoly that happens to be one of the largest transportation companies in the world. The company has filed a suit in a Russian court for copyright infringement. [...]

Google Celebrates Orthodox Christmas

2 years agoTechnology : Profy

Today Google is celebrating Orthodox Christmas with a special doodle: exactly the same doodle as the one that was displayed in mostly Catholic countries is now presented to users in Russia at google.ru and on other Google search websites in Eastern Europe, including Ukraine, Macedonia, and Serbia. The image even has an alt text in [...]

Happy New iPhone 5 Owners Unable to Use Them in Siberia

2 years agoTechnology : Profy

If you ask me, I am not really a huge Apple fan. I use their devices and there’s a ton of things that I can’t do without them at all but I try to be reasonable. And this is particularly true when I consider getting yet another Apple gadget – I did not even want [...]

Google Play Used to Attack the Largest Russian Bank

2 years agoTechnology : Profy

Earlier this week one of the largest Russian banks Sberbank was faced with a large-scale virus attack via Google Play. A malware app was distributed via Google’s store that enabled attackers to capture one-time passwords generated for internet banking users when they attempted to confirm payments in the online system. The app was supported by [...]

Russian Mail.ru Preparing International Expansion as My.com

2 years agoTechnology : Profy

Yesterday Russian Mail.ru Group announced intentions to expand its business to international markets instead of sticking to the Russian-speaking audience only. The company is one of the best-known brands in the Russian internet segment: in addition to providing web mail services, they also do web search, social networking, instant messaging and run a successful portal [...]

Russian Legislators Start a New Internet Censorship Turmoil

2 years agoTechnology : Profy

The discussions of internet censorship are truly never-ending. The latest initiative in this field in Russia comes from the legislators: they suggested amending a law aimed at children protection online. The amendment proposes to create black lists of websites with illegal content that should not be accessible to users. Once such black lists are created, [...]

Clones Do Win Even If It May Not Be Fair

2 years agoTechnology : Profy

Last week’s news about Yammer acquisition by Microsoft for an impressive amount of $1.2 billion made me remember that I covered this startup rather extensively when it was launched at the Techcrunch 50 conference back in 2008 (Yammer actually happened to be the winner of the event). I questioned how innovative a Twitter with a [...]

Novosibirsk Raising Money for Monument to Steve Jobs in Siberia

2 years agoTechnology : Profy

There’s no doubt that Steve Jobs was a real expert in all things PR and promotion – he mastered the art of product launch to the extent that even my mother can tell iPad from iPhone even before she sees the new gadget in my hands. In fact, every product launch by Apple is probably [...]

What Russian Odnoklassniki Could Teach Facebook about Monetization

2 years agoTechnology : Profy

Given upcoming Facebook IPO and the impressive valuation the company will most probably get, we can obviously make a conclusion that Facebook already knows everything they need about monetization. But yesterday I realized Facebook could be missing a huge extra revenue opportunity that I wanted to discuss here. I am perfectly aware that this revenue [...]

iPhone and Other Smartphones to Measure Radiation

3 years agoTechnology : Profy

Russian scientists from Intersoft Eurasia have reported plans to manufacture a device that will enable iOS, Android and Windows 7 mobile devices to measure radiation and inform the user of normal or elevated levels. Basically the dosimeter is nothing but a sensor based on graphene, the material awarded with Nobel prize in 2010. It will be [...]

Deals Website Takes Preorders for iPhone 4S in Russia before Anyone Knows Availability Date and Prices

3 years agoTechnology : Profy

I have almost made a very spontaneous purchase today. I have stopped moments before buying an iPhone 4S that claims to be officially intended for the Russian market for an unbelievably low price of less than $700 for a 16GB model. But since I hate to make purchases on spur of a moment and will [...]

First Public Blogging School Opens in Russia

3 years agoTechnology : Profy

Personally I have never met a certified blogger with a diploma proving their blogging skills and abilities. Not even at geeky parties in the Silicon Valley or meetups in NYC. Probably I have just never asked for a diploma but I suspect that most of my fellow bloggers are self-educated in addition to frequently being [...]

PayPal’s Epic Fail in Russia and Ukraine

3 years agoTechnology : Profy

I have discussed here quite a few times how limited PayPal is for users in the country I happen to live in, Russia. For those of you who are not aware of the problem, Russia for PayPal is on the list of countries with limitations where users are allowed to send money using their credit [...]

Thousands of Private Text Messages Leak to Web Search Results in Russia

3 years agoTechnology : Profy

One of the largest Russian mobile carriers Megafon and the leading Russian search engine Yandex need to explain quite a lot of things to their users today due to an unspeakable data leak as thousands of SMS messages sent via Megafon website got publicly available in Yandex search results. A lazy person in me who [...]

Large Russian Retailer Starts Selling Smuggled iPad 2 Officially and Even Advertises

3 years agoTechnology : Profy

I know that it’s not the 1st of April today and we are much closer to May now but I could not help but check the calendar when I’ve read a title in the local news today: a well-known retailer announces availability of iPad 2 in the city where I live. But the huge (I [...]

iPad 2 Smuggling in Full Blossom in Russia

4 years agoTechnology : Profy

It is no secret for people living in Russia that waiting for official sales of Apple products to begin in Russia can take too long and really leave you with an outdated version of a gadget once you finally manage to buy it officially – only to realize a few weeks later that a new [...]

Russian Celebrity Has Her Twitter Account Stolen, Threatens Court Trial

4 years agoTechnology : Profy

Russian celebrities are not really that different from every other celebrity in the world in their hunt for PR. Logically, many of them quickly jumped on the Twitter bandwagon when they realized the PR power of it. Tina Kandelaki, a TV personality, is one of the most active Twitter users among Russian celebrities as she [...]

Google Openly Discriminates Men in Russia

4 years agoTechnology : Profy

We in Russia are pretty much different from the rest of the world when it comes to our holidays. For example, we celebrate Christmas on the 7th of January and New Year is way more respected here than Christmas. And I don’t even want to mention the Old New Year that we still celebrate based [...]

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