Maxthon Partners with Yandex, Russia's Largest Search Engine

Popular browser maker will produce an official Russian edition localized to improve both browsing and searching

Oct 16, 2009, 08:00 ET from Maxthon

BEIJING, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Yandex, the largest Internet search engine provider in Russia, has teamed up with Maxthon, the most popular Chinese-made browser in China.

Under the two companies' agreement, Maxthon International, based in Beijing, will produce an official Russian edition of its popular browser. Maxthon's Russian edition will set Yandex's home page as Maxthon's default start page and include Yandex's search engine by default. The Russian version is expected to appear soon.

Leveraging an extensive knowledge of the complicated Russian language, Yandex has become the largest search engine provider in Russia and the second largest search engine provider in Europe. According to comScore, Yandex has a 44 percent share of the Russian search market, 10 percent more than Google.

According to research company Net Applications, Maxthon's global market share reached 1.55% in August 2009, and the largest overseas market is Russia. The cooperation with Yandex is another step in Maxthon's development of the overseas market after years of solidifying its place in China.

"We are delighted to cooperate with Yandex. We hope that our cooperation will improve both the browsing and the search experience," said Jeff Chen, CEO of Maxthon.

For years Maxthon has been pursuing its mission of improving the Internet browsing experience in several languages and cultures. Maxthon's cooperation with Yandex will improve the browsing experience of Russian users by providing localized features in the Russian edition.

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