By 2002, the Russian internet was already catering to nearly every need of its users, offering books and encyclopedias, newspapers and magazines, various guides and directories, remote education, services for networking and self-expression, games, etc. With abundant online opportunities, users were growing reluctant to go offline to buy payment cards for paying their internet or other bills. The only thing missing was a payment solution that would allow internet users to pay for their purchases or top up their phones online. In response to the increased demand for such a solution among both online businesses and their customers the Yandex.Money payment system was created in 2002.
|Aug 2, 2015||The Next Web - How W3C is trying to standardize payments on the internet|
|Jun 1, 2015||Webrazzi - Yandex says bank cards dominate payments in most Russian websites while PayPal lags far behind|
|May 28, 2015||money.yandex.ru - How Online Stores Accept Payments — Report from Russia|
|Mar 26, 2015||ChinaTechNews - Yandex Teams With Chinese E-commerce For Cross-Border Payments|
|Mar 24, 2015||Gamasutra - Russian Mobile Market: Insights, Forecasts and Tips|
|Feb 5, 2015||TechCrunch - Russia’s Yandex Now Has A Parking App|
|Oct 31, 2014||The Next Web - Eastern Europe: October Tech News Roundup|
|Oct 3, 2014||Venture Beat - Nintendo starts selling digital games in Russia through Yandex|
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