Yandex

Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope
Yandex

Yandex is a technology and Internet services company in Russia. It is the most popular website and search engine in Russia, with traffic close to or surpassing Google.

Yandex started as a Russian search program for MS-DOS called Arkadia, written by Arkady Volozh and Arkady Borkovsky. In 1997, they launched the search engine Yandex.ru and today offer search and other services.

Yandex available services

  • Yandex.Connect — a B2B service similar to Google Apps
  • Yandex DiskCloud storage
  • Yandex.DNS — Free public DNS
  • Yandex.MailE-mail with unlimited storage
  • Yandex.ImagesImage search by keyword or image file
  • Yandex.Money — Make electronic payments to vendors or other users
  • Yandex.Taxi — Connects users with Russian taxi services
  • Yandex.Translate — Translate text online
  • Yandex.Video — Search for movies and video clips

Yandex also publishes its own web browser, Yandex Browser, which is based on Chromium.

The main Yandex site is located at https://yandex.ru/.

Internet terms, Search engine