Russian Portal Rambler Wants To Buy A Tech News Site

Russian portal Rambler and magazine publisher Afisha, which were last year merged by their owner, want to buy the technology news site Compulenta, Roem reports.

Afisha-Rambler has submitted its proposal to the publisher.

The site had 500,000 unique users in July and could be a good way to buy up technology advertiser relationships in Russia’s fast-growing web market.

Afisha-Rambler already operates the tech site and this summer it bought gaming news site Kanobu, “ for Russia”.

Rambler has outsourced its search and ad sales functions to Yandex in what, after the Afisha merger, is a more determined focus on content.

Compulenta is a sibling to Computerra Online.