Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Feb 2011 23:29 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems And, of course, just as I decide to leave the live blogging to play a game of Left 4 Dead 2, HP drops the big bombshell right at the end of their press event: webOS is coming to PCs!
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RE[5]: Brave decisions at HP
by Laurence on Thu 10th Feb 2011 13:23 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Brave decisions at HP"
Laurence
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2007-03-26

Er? From the FAQ it looks like they use Bing for their searches (among a couple other sources).

They have their own crawler.

From what I understand, the other sources are only if you use !bang commands.

For example, DDG don't currently have an image search built in, so if you use !i [search criteria] then DDG will use Bing's image search.

This is quite a clever idea as it brings DDGs functionality up to par instantly without placing a dependance on other search engines for "normal" searches.

At least, that's if I understand the FAQ (http://duckduckgo.com/faq.html) correctly. It doesn't really make it all to clear how much their own crawler contributes to their index

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RE[6]: Brave decisions at HP
by B. Janssen on Thu 10th Feb 2011 15:47 in reply to "RE[5]: Brave decisions at HP"
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2006-10-11

To stay off-topic, try blekko.com or bigooya.com. blekko, just like ddg is a young and coming search engine whose results unfortunatly suck if you are looking for non-english content. bigooya is just a metasearch over Google, Bing and Yahoo, but it anonimizes your search and, compared to the others, is fast.

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