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Yandex Releases Search for iPad

Yandex Releases Search for iPad

MOSCOW, Nov. 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yandex (Nasdaq:YNDX), one of
Europe's largest internet companies operating Russia's most popular search
engine and most visited website, has announced the release of a search app for
iPad. With its tablet-optimized, intuitive user interface, the Yandex Search
app allows iPad owners to search the internet quickly and easily. The search
application helps users effectively carry out their everyday tasks on their
iPads, from choosing what to have for dinner to planning a vacation.

People searching on their iPads for the answers to questions, such as 'where
to buy a broomstick' or 'what colour to choose for the dining room', do not
need to switch between each individual page about broomsticks or wallpaper and
search results. The Yandex Search app opens pages as tabs in a browser,
allowing users to have as many tabs as they wish and switch between tabs and
search results within one screen.

With the Yandex Search app, iPad users can also receive instant answers to
direct questions. Those looking for the address of the nearest bookshop, for
instance, will be able to see all bookshops in the local area on a map. Or, if
someone is wondering what Amsterdam looks like, they will instantly be able to
view images of the city right on their iPad screen.

The search app for the iPad is part of Yandex's intent-based search program
aimed at developing the search engine's ability to understand its users'
search intentions.

The app is localised for iPad users in Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and
Turkey. It also comes with an English user interface designed for those people
in these countries who prefer using their iPads in English.

The beta of the Yandex Search app can be downloaded for free from the App
Store.

Watch this video to learn more about the Yandex Search app for iPad (in
Russian).

The Yandex Company logo is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=10933 

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