Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Feb 2014 16:43 UTC
Internet & Networking

When Gabriel Weinberg launched a search engine in 2008, plenty of people thought he was insane. How could DuckDuckGo, a tiny, Philadelphia-based startup, go up against Google? One way, he wagered, was by respecting user privacy. Six years later, we're living in the post-Snowden era, and the idea doesn't seem so crazy.

In fact, DuckDuckGo is exploding.

I wonder what the future holds for DuckDuckGo. Will there be a point where people leave Google Search completely, instead of just casting curious glances at DDG?

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RE[2]: Er...
by blitze on Fri 21st Feb 2014 08:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Er..."
blitze
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2006-09-15

You could try Mail.com or if your Russian is ok then Mail.ru

Been on a 15 year journey with email that started as Atlavista.net and ended up being Mail.com through a couple buy outs but my email service with mail.com has been very good. Not quite sure about their privacy but hey, can't be as open as Gmail or Hotmail.

As for searching, Startpage has been my staple for a while. Tried DDG but never was to keen on the results.

I wonder how mined Yandex Search is? I like their maps and navigator apps on Android as an alternative to Google Maps.

As for translation services, not really found a winner there. All lack in correct grammar when it comes to trying your hand at translating. Google seems to have the most to offer but not necessarily that correct and the app version can produce some horror translations. Least their web version seems to allow for alterations and alternatives to results if one has some understanding of prepositions/post-positions of the language they are trying to translate into.

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