Russia’s Yandex to get access to Facebook content

The company logo is seen on the headquarters building of Yandex company, in MoscowRussian internet group Yandex has signed an agreement with Facebook for access to content from some of the social networking site's users in a move to further improve its search results. Yandex leads the world's biggest search engine Google in Russia with a market share of more than 60 percent and derives the bulk of its revenues from text search-based advertising. In a statement on Tuesday, Yandex said it would get full access to public data from Facebook users in Russia, CIS countries including Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan, and in Turkey. Apart from the users' posts, its search results will soon also display other users' comments on them.


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