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Yandex, Mail.ru Search Shares Fall in Russia, Google’s Advances

July 09, 2012

Yandex NV (YNDX:US)’s and Mail.ru Group Ltd. (MAIL)’s shares of Russia’s Internet searches declined in the week to July 8, while the percentage for competitor Google Inc. gained, according to Liveinternet.ru.

The share for Yandex, the owner of Russia’s most-used search engine, dropped to 60.4 percent in the week to July 8 from 60.5 percent in the previous week, Liveinternet, an Internet service provider and researcher, said on its website today. Yandex’s share averaged 60.4 percent over the past four weeks and has stayed above 60 percent since the four weeks to April 22, according to Liveinternet.ru.

Russian searches using Google, the world’s largest Web- search provider, rose to 26.7 percent from 26.3 percent, for a four-week average of 26.5 percent, the data show.

The share of Mail.ru Group Ltd., the largest Russian- language Internet company, fell to 8 percent from 8.2 percent in the previous week. The four-week average was 8.1 percent, the data showed.

To contact the reporter on this story: Halia Pavliva in New York at hpavliva@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Tal Barak Harif at tbarak@bloomberg.net


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