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Yandex Buys KinoPoisk, ‘Russia's IMDb', To Move Into Film Search And Recommendation

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http://techcrunch.com – Yandex, the search company often referred to as the Google of Russia, is today announcing its latest acquisition: KinoPoisk, an online film database known as “the IMDb of Russia” (after the Amazon-owned company that KinoPoisk recreated in Russia) with some 18.6 million visitors per month. The move is a sign of how Yandex, following a route well walked by Google, is widening its bigger search service with another vertical category. The plan is to combine Yandex’s own search and personalization algorithms with KinoPoisk’s database to create a video recommendation service (IT news)