Internews Center for Innovation & Learning

Internews Center for Innovation & Learning
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Keeping up with the ever-changing technology can be a full time job. ICIL makes the job a little easier by providing an index of tools that are helpful to the field of media development. You can search our selection of tools by selecting tool themes, topic areas, searching key words, or just browsing through.

  • xAircraft X650 Value (Drone / UAV)

    The X650 Value is pitched by its developers as an introductionary model - aimed at hobbyists and pro-ams. The basic model has 4 rotors, but a 8 rotor version is also available.

    The X650 can have 12 input sensors connected to it. Also, there are a number of different camera mounts available.

    The cost of the basic model appears to be approximately $600.

  • Yandex Maps

    The home page has been rated as the most popular web site in Russia. Yandex attracts more than 56 million users from all over the world. The web site is also present in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Turkey. Another company, Yandex Labs, is a wholly owned division of Yandex that is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    One of the most popular Yandex services is Yandex .Maps and Yandex.Traffic, calculates the average levels of city traffic congestion using data from drivers who use the mobile version of the Yandex.Maps service.

  • YouScan

    YouScan is the first and leading professional monitoring system for Russian-speaking social media. YouScan tracks mentions of a selected brands, products, competitors in blogs, forums, social networks (Facebook, VKontakte), Twitter and even YouTube, and presents the results of monitoring in an easy interface with the analytic functions of teamwork. 

    (YouScan website,