The famous Russian search engine "Yandex" does not cease from time to time to surprise users with its innovations. Opening the new services, the system significantly improves people's lives.
Now it seems that every step to the team "Yandex" is easy, but how did it all start?
In 1986 Arkady Volozh, still unknown to the world, graduated from the Institute and received a diploma from the Faculty of Applied Mathematics. Especially the young specialist was interested in processing large amounts of information, so after studying he continued his research while working at the Institute of Management Problems. This institute belonged to the highest scientific institution of the USSR - the Academy of Sciences.
Later the fate developed so that Arkady VolozhuI happened to meet with an American student who came to the exchange internship. The student was Robert Stubblebine, he gave English lessons to the future founder of Yandex. The interests of the scientist and student came together, and in 1989 they together founded the company CompTek International.
The prototype of "Yandex"
The company was engaged in selling computers andRelated equipment. Business has gradually blossomed, and Arkady Volozh has not lost interest in solving problems in the field of processing large volumes of information. He was interested in the question of creating a program that could find information based on the rules of the Russian language. He continued his work at the Institute and met his second associate - Arkady Borkovsky. This meeting was marked by the creation of the company "Arcadia", which was closely related to the subject of study. The company managed to create the first "search and information" system, which classified the invention. The most important thing is that this product weighed only 10 MB! This indicated that scientists managed to incredibly reduce the code and get an excellent result. This program was the first step towards the creation of Yandex.
In 1993 it was decided to merge the two companies. Volozhu was joined by his school friend, who is engaged in programming, Ilya Segalovich. This was beneficial, and a few months later a new application appeared, which became known as Yandex. The program was able to search for information on the hard disk of the computer. The extension of the program was a dictionary that took into account the rules of the Russian language. In 1997, the organization purchased servers with hard disks and indexed all the information on the Internet. This became the official birth of the search system "Yandex".
What does the name "Yandex" mean?
The name is made up of three words that, likeIlya Segalovich, at that time clearly characterized the essence of the new application. Yet another indexer, i.e. "Another indexer." This means that the original name existed in English. Already much later, the logo "Yandex" acquired the kind that users are accustomed to observe. Even this stage was gradual. First, the founder replaced only the first letter. The name was written as "Yandex".