NC Company Overview
Yandex is a search engine company that is the owner of the largest search engine in Russia, which is also the fifth largest search engine market share-wise in the world. It also provides a wide range of online products and services for the markets it operates in, with brands under its banner including the Alisa virtual assistant, Yandex Translate, Yandex Taxi, the Yandex Browser, Yandex Mail, Yandex News, Yandex Music, Yandex Money, and Ya.ru, to name but a few of its most popular services.
Yandex has the largest market share of any search engine in Russia, surpassing even Google. This is in part due to its specialism for processing Russian inflection in search queries, making it easier for Russian speakers to find the most relevant results.
Yandex, based in Moscow, Russia, became a company in 2000, after originally being launched as the Yandex search engine by CompTek in 1997. The company is listed on the NASDAQ as YNDX and is incorporated in the Netherlands.
As of June 2019, Yandex serves the markets in Turkey, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Israel, as well as the Russian market. Yandex employs more than 7.4k people and reported a net income of $150 million USD in 2017.