Yandex becomes Safari search option in Russia, Ukraine and Turkey


Russia’s Yandex has just scored a bit of a coup – its search engine has become an option within the new version of Safari(s aapl) for iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks, for users in Russia, Ukraine and Turkey.

This tidbit comes courtesy of app developers, who of course are now able to play with the preview of iOS 7 ahead of its consumer launch later this year. A Yandex spokesman subsequently confirmed the inclusion to me.

Here are tweets from devs in Russia:

… And Turkey:

Turkey is a particularly big win for Yandex, which is pushing hard into that country. As for the company’s more traditional markets, the inclusion of Yandex search as an option in Safari could…

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