IT-Weekly review: insecure Clubhouse, new Yandex structure and Apple

insecure Clubhouse, new Yandex structure and Apple’s spring presentation


Anna Savelieva | 02/28/2021

IT-Weekly review: insecure Clubhouse, new Yandex structure and Apple's spring presentation

This week, Yandex Managing Director Tigran Khudaverdyan announced the creation of two business groups that will unite the company’s similar business units. However, Forbes published
the annual ranking of the most expensive companies on the Runet, and Huawei introduced a foldable flagship.

At the beginning of the week, the Zyxel division responsible for business development in the Russian Federation, the CIS and Ukraine published financial statements,
according to which the leaders in sales growth were Russia – 17%, Uzbekistan – 120% and Ukraine – 55%. At the same time, already 8% of Zyxel Networks’ turnover in EMEA falls on the countries of the post-Soviet space. IN
In the structure of total sales in Russia, the CIS and Ukraine in 2020, the share of network switches increased most significantly – by 52%. The second place was taken by the category “network security”, which includes
yourself gateways and firewalls. It has grown by 12% in 2020. VPN line designed for building secure communication channels between the central office of the company, branches and remote
employees showed an increase of 222% (yoy). Undoubtedly, this is largely due to the pandemic.

Wildberries launched sales in France, Italy and Spain. Delivery will be carried out with the help of logistic partners.
The goods can be received both with home delivery and at one of the partner points of delivery: 2500 points are located in France and 1900 – in Spain (only courier delivery is available in Italy). Website
and applications work in national languages.

At the same time, the Yandex management made the decision “to create two business groups. These are associations of similar business units and
experimenting with a single leader, similar business models, development mechanics, and custom tasks. ”

The Search, Advertising and Cloud Services group will be headed by Andrey Styskin, and the E-com and ridetech group will be headed by Daniil Shuleiko. The task of the directors will be to develop business units and synergies between them.

Also, as for the Russian segment of the market, Forbes has published a rating of the most expensive companies on the Runet. The magazine notes that
Last year was very successful for all Internet companies, but marketplaces and aggregators won the most. The first three places were taken by Yandex, Wildberries and Ozon with revenue of $ 22.98 billion, $ 14.52
billion and $ 10.58 billion, respectively. Group ranked fourth with $ 6.08 billion.

Meanwhile, HP announced the acquisition of the HyperX peripheral portfolio. At the same time, Kingston will keep the products of DRAM, flash memory
and SSD for gamers and enthusiasts. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021, after receiving regulatory approval.

Among the new products this week was presented the HUAWEI Mate X2 smartphone, built on the basis of the Kirin 9000 5G processor and released on sale in
256GB and 512GB memory configurations. And we also collected information about what will be shown at Apple’s presentation in March this year.

Finally, the Clubhouse that has become so popular this month has not received expert approval. One of the reasons was the fact that
As of mid-February 2021, application user data is transmitted in clear text to Chinese servers without encryption.

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