Mail.Ru Group, international brand My.com (LSE:MAIL, listed since November 5, 2010) is the largest internet business in Russia, based on mobile daily audience (Mediascope, population aged 12-64 in the cities 700 000+, July 2017, Russia).
In line with the communitainment (communication plus entertainment) strategy, the company is developing an integrated communications and entertainment platform. The company owns Russia’s leading email service and one of Russia’s largest internet portals, Mail.Ru. The company operates three of the major Russian language social networks, VKontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), and Russia's largest online games, including such gaming titles as Warface, Armored Warfare, Skyforge and Perfect World. The сompany’s portfolio also includes a leading OpenStreetMap-based offline mobile maps and navigation service MAPS.ME, automotive classifieds website Am.ru, ridesharing service BeepCar, and three instant messaging services popular in Russia and CIS: Agent Mail.Ru, ICQ and TamTam.
The company owns 100% of mobile games developer Pixonic, as well as 100% of Delivery Club and ZakaZaka, the number one and number two food delivery companies in Russia. Mail.Ru Group also holds an equity stake in a number of small venture capital investments in various internet companies in Russia, Ukraine and Israel.
Mail.Ru Group is committed to facilitating the development of IT education in Russia. In 2011, the company launched its education programs.
Today, five leading technical universities offer supplementary education programs that allow students to get a specialization in the IT while studying: Technopark at Bauman Moscow State Technical University; Technosphere at the Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics at Lomonosov Moscow State University; Technotrack at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology; Technopolis at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University; and Technoatom at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI. 70 courses of study are available, taught by more than 200 industry experts. 2,800 students per year take part in the program. More than 1,000 people have graduated from two-year and semester-long programs. Mail.Ru Group has controlling interest in GeekBrains, the online learning platform for developers.
In November 2013, the company launched My.com in the US and later worldwide to provide communication and entertainment products and services for the global audience.
Mail.Ru Group Limited is a holding company for a number of subsidiaries, including Russian operating subsidiaries. Under the term ‘Mail.Ru Group’ on this release we understand as the context requires Mail.Ru Group Limited, Mail.Ru Group Limited together with its subsidiaries or Mail.Ru Group Limited's respective subsidiary.
11 mlnusers in the world per month
TamTam is Mail.Ru Group's new messenger. Users can talk one-on-one or on group chats, find friends among the millions of Mail.Ru Group’s users, and use GIF-animated stickers to express emotions. Users can not only communicate on TamTam, but also view content right in their messenger via special channels. Within two months of the implementation of this feature in the messenger, users created over 60,000 channels, including channels of celebrities (Polina Gagarina, Glukoza, MakSim), influential media (RIA Novosti, Elle, Komsomolskaya Pravda, etc.), bloggers, and large communities. In Sepember 2017, the number of installations of TamTam on iOS and Android devices passed the 3 million mark.
ICQ offers a range of services including text, voice and video calls, conference calls, file sharing, free SMS, online games, notifications of new messages and more. Messenger is available for Windows and Mac, as well as owners of mobile devices on all popular platforms (iOS, Android, Samsung Bada, Symbian, Java, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone). ICQ is used monthly by 6.7 million people in Russia and 11 mln around the world.
Agent Mail.Ru offers a range of services including text, voice and video calls, conference calls, file sharing, free SMS, online games, notifications of new messages, and more. Messenger is available for Windows and Mac as well as owners of mobile devices on all popular platforms (iOS, Android, Samsung Bada, Symbian, Java, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone). Mail.Ru Agent is used monthly by 18.8 million people around the world.