Dentons has rated what it considers to be the most important changes to Russian legislation affecting IP, IT and Mass Communications in 2013. Among the law firm’s most important changes are provisions for the protection of IP as regards video piracy…
Software-Russia conducted interviews with several Russian companies including ABBYY, Bercut, PROMT, SPIRIT DSP, all of which generate most of their revenue from product and software application development. The companies are all engaged in export as well as servicing the local Russian market.
Eastern and Central Europe’s top information technology services firm, EPAM Systems, warned on Monday of mounting and unquantifiable risks to its operations in Ukraine and Russia, sending the U.S.-listed company’s shares down 14 percent.
Ukraine’s burgeoning software services industry, once insulated by a blue-chip international client base from the divided country’s ailing economy, now finds itself caught up in the escalating military and political standoff with neighboring Russia.
Twenty years ago, an American political scientist named Joseph Nye proposed the concept of soft power. “Soft power” is a set of cultural, economic and ideological values that allows states to influence other countries, or even the entire planet. Clear examples of soft power are jeans, Coca-Cola, rock and roll and Hollywood’s Dream Factory, which account for the cultural dominance of the United States throughout the world and even contributed to the collapse of the socialist bloc.
Michael Kechinov is the founder of Rees46, an Internet service for e-commerce and
co-founder of Coffeelab, an early-stage internet-startup accelerator. An expert in recommending systems and personalization services, Kechinov posses a wealth of experience and often acts as a CTO for the various companies he is involved in. His development studio has played a remarkable role in the development of the Russian startup-community as the organizer of HackDay, a marathon 48-hour event where participants workshop prototypes of projects before presenting them to colleagues, experts and investors.