Runet Today, April 9, 2012. Experts of the issue: Alexey Belyaev, Evgeny Etin

    At Finam FM studio - Alexey Belyaev, head of the Internet research department of the Video International Analytical Center, and Evgeny Etin, general director of Promo Interactive agency. Together with the host, Maxim Spiridonov, they talk about Wikipedia's refusal to use Google maps, about a new feature that appeared on Odnoklassniki social network, about a report characterizing the level of development of Internet technologies in the world, about Facebook’s work on its own search engine, and about new service from the company Yandex.

    1. The multilingual Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia refused to use the Google Maps map service in new versions of its applications on iOS and Android platforms.

    - How will the change of cards affect the end user?
    - Why will Wikipedia, following Apple and Foursquare, also switch to OpenStreetMap?
    - What are the prospects for mass non-profit projects?

    2. In the Odnoklassniki social network, you can now upload videos.

    - Will this move of Odnoklassniki have a serious impact on the growth and development of the network?
    - How will Odnoklassniki cope with the load on the server?

    3. The international non-governmental organization World Economic Forum has published a report on the level of development of information technology in the world.

    - How true is this study reflecting the real situation?
    - What prevents the development of high technologies in Russia?

    4. The social network Facebook creates its own search engine.

    - Why does Facebook need its own search engine?
    - Can Facebook compete with Google in the search field?

    5. Yandex Corporation has announced the launch of the Yandex.Disk cloud storage service.

    - Due to what Yandex.Disk will be able to compete with similar services?
    - What will happen to the Narod Yandex product?

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