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From Russia With Love: Leading Russian Internet Company Mail.Ru Group Launches My.com for the U.S. Market

19.11.2013

Russian Internet Giant Mail.Ru Group Opens Silicon Valley Office to Enter the U.S. Mobile Internet Market

 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2013) - Mail.Ru Group (LSE: MAIL), the Russian Internet pioneer and one of the world's largest Internet companies, today unveiled its first U.S. initiative, a startup called My.com that provides a suite of communication and entertainment apps now available for U.S. users. These apps will make it easier and more exciting to manage email, communicate with friends and family and discover captivating new games. Mail.Ru Group's U.S. subsidiary, My.com, is based in Mountain View, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Since Mail.Ru Group first began offering services 15 years ago, it has become a preeminent player in the European Internet market, with a full suite of email, social networking, games and messaging products. Led by Dmitry Grishin, Mail.Ru Group currently has 3,000 employees and an audience of more than 100 million monthly users. Mail.Ru Group is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: MAIL), (listed since November 5, 2010).

"I'm happy to introduce our new products to the competitive U.S. Internet market," said Dmitry Grishin, Co-founder and CEO of Mail.Ru Group. "Russian developers tend to have outstanding backgrounds in mathematics, physics and engineering, which have propelled Russian companies to the forefront of the domestic Internet market. Now we will use all the skills and experience we've earned to enter the U.S. market."

Today My.com introduces 3 products: myMail, myChat, and myGames.

myMail is a mobile email client with an intuitive UI that let users manage all email accounts including Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook.com, AOL, etc. Available for iOS and Android devices, myMail lets users customize and enable real-time push notifications even if email providers don't support them. myMail brings a sleek and clear interface specifically designed for easy email management. Additionally, 100% native code and traffic compression technology make myMail fast, stable and secure, whether for sending work emails on the commuter train or vacation photos to friends and family.

My.com also launches myChat, a mobile messaging service for free text, voice and video messaging. myChat's conversation-centric interface allows for ongoing, streaming chat and sharing of media, like photos and pre-recorded video messages. Voice and video calling are seamless no matter what platform users are on -- iOS or Android. myChat makes instant messaging as dynamic and deft as meeting a friend for coffee.

My.com's games service, myGames, is a growing collection of fun, free mobile games, already available in the U.S. myGames' title Jungle Heat is a Top 25 Android bestseller; it has already generated nearly 1.5 million downloads on the iOS platform and 6 million downloads on the Android platform. The current collection of games also includes Poker Arena and Lucky Fields, which has seen more than 1.2 million Android installs since being soft-launched in August.

To find out more about My.com and its apps, visit the site. myMail, myChat, and myGames' Jungle Heat and Poker Arena are now available for free download both at the Apple App Store and Google Play market. myGames' Lucky Fields is available at the Google Play market.

About My.com

My.com, based in Mountain View, California, is a subsidiary of Mail.Ru Group, the largest Internet company in Russian-speaking countries with the audience more than 100 million users (comScore, September 2013), that is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: MAIL), (listed since November 5, 2010).

My.com's vision is to build an integrated communication and entertainment platform, dubbed 'Communitainment,' beginning with a family of mobile apps: myMail, myChat, and myGames.

Media Contact: Karen Lachtanski

pr@corp.my.com

Source: http://on.wsj.com/1bBAGD4