Russian Internet titan targets US

November 20, 2013
Illustration. Russian Internet titan hit the US market with email, text messaging and gaming applications for mobile devices

Russian Internet titan hit the US market with email, text messaging and gaming applications for mobile devices.

The company set up offices in Silicon Valley in the form of a US subsidiary called My.Com and announced "apps" tailored for smartphones or tablets powered by Apple or Android software.

"Although our office is located in Silicon Valley, many of us work in Moscow at Mail.Ru Group where we are the largest Internet company in Russian-speaking countries," the company said in a blog post.

"We have a worldwide community of more than 100 million fans who use our services every month and this has given us tons of experience in communications and gaming."

A myMail application for email and a myChat application for texting were released on Tuesday to join the company's myGames software for .

Each of those mini-programs are facing a market packed with rivals.

"Being the geeks that we are, we set out to develop really useful apps that will be powerful enough for a power user and at the same time, not too complicated for his grandma," the company said.

Explore further: Yahoo buys smartphone photo app maker GhostBird

Related Stories

Apple's new iPad mini goes on sale

November 12, 2013

Apple announced Tuesday it has begun selling its newly revamped iPad mini tablet with an enhanced "retina" display, for which it had not previously announced a firm launch date.

Retailers take on Silicon Valley

November 15, 2013

(AP)—Software engineers wearing jeans and flip flops test the latest smartphone apps. Walls and windows double as whiteboards where ideas are jotted down. And a mini basketball net is in the center of it all.

Recommended for you

On soft ground? Tread lightly to stay fast

October 8, 2015

These findings, reported today, Friday 9th October, in the journal Bioinspiration & Biomechanics, offer a new insight into how animals respond to different terrain, and how robots can learn from them.


Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.