Finder "Sputnik" has received 260 million rubles for the development

Recognized unprofitable domestic search engine "Sputnik" in the summer was on the verge of closing. On its further fate of the representatives of "Rostelecom", which belongs to a search engine and, refusing to speak, pointing to the end of the year - it was then that, in management's opinion, should decide his fate. And now, it seems, she decided. Search engine shut refused and instead allocated more 260 million on its development.


The Terms of Reference refers to the need to develop on the basis of "satellite" news aggregator, add the card and prepare it to work properly with operating systems from the register of domestic software. In addition, the need to improve the quality of search keywords and "teach" the search engine to analyze the flow of requests. Currently tested two new services - "corporate satellite" and "enterprise search". Work should be completed by 15 December. Search engine and browser "Sputnik" was launched "Rostelecom" in 2014, but the ambitious project of "national search engine" failed - by the middle of 2017, "Satellite" has not become popular. As of December 2017 per day with "Sputnik" was made 330 referrals, while a "Yandex" 63, 2 million crossings, and on Google - 50, 4 million crossings.

In early summer, "Satellite" plan to close or reorient, but apparently decided to give the project a second chance, expanding its functionality and optimizing the cost of its maintenance.