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Russian Search Giant Yandex Rolls Into Europe, U.S. With Digital Mapping Expansion; Richer Geo-Location Services In Pipeline

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http://techcrunch.com – Hot on the heels of launching its own Internet browser and an Android app store to build out its business and keep Google at bay in its home territory, Russian search engine Yandex has quietly extended the reach of its digital mapping service — launching international maps for Europe and the U.S. The maps are powered by Navteq mapping data which Yandex licensed back in January, and can be accessed at maps.yandex.com (and via its Turkish portal maps.yandex.com.tr). The launch is a limited one at this point — which explains why Yandex isn’t making a huge noise about it (we w (IT news)