Russian search company Yandex is distinctly Googley  in its hosting of a disparate array of digital services. Its latest play is cloud storage space, which it is promoting with a little help from Samsung. Starting today, Yandex will offer  250 GB of free space on its fledgling cloud storage service Yandex.Disk  to anyone who buys a Samsung Ultrabook. The offer expires at the end of the year.
It's been a busy year for Yandex. Aside from Yandex.Disk which beta launched in April , other debuts included an iPhone app for Yandex.Music music player  and a mobile app for Yandex Navigator . Yandex also announced a partnership with Twitter  to include tweets in search results and was rumored  to be racing Facebook to acquire Israeli facial recognition firm Face.com, while reporting revenues that are up 50 percent from Q1  and Q2  last year. In between all that, Yandex also found time to throw a bit of search muscle  behind that particle hunt over at CERN.
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