nduck.v104Editor's note: Rahul Hampole, Senior Product Manager for Yahoo! Search BOSS, interviewed DuckDuckGo founder Gabriel Weinberg by email for this guest post. Gabriel is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor who was educated at MIT and resides in Valley Forge, PA, USA.
What is DuckDuckGo and its value proposition?
GW (Gabriel Weinberg): DuckDuckGo is a general purpose search engine designed to be a drop-in replacement for Google, Yahoo! or Bing. Our value proposition is way more instant answers, way less spam, and real privacy. I'll briefly touch on each.
We believe that for any given query there is usually a vertical search engine out there that answers that query better than a general search engine (via regular algorithmic results). So, for each query, we try to get you data from that vertical site in the form of instant answers that we put above the links in a red box.
For spam and irrelevant results, we've been way more aggressive at banning content farms, parked pages and anyRead More »from DuckDuckGo, a search engine built with BOSS