It’s time for Apple to buy DuckDuckGo

“Apple is in an outright war with Google and lawsuit wins against Samsung while helpful to the tune of a few hundred million dollars are great, to compete with Android the company must attack the very core of Google which is search. DuckDuckGo is the more secure alternative to Google Search. It isn’t as robust or as useful but at least the chairman of the company didn’t say that if you don’t want people to know what you are doing online, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place,” Rich Tehrani writes for TMCnet. “While Google spreads itself thinner and thinner, the opportunity may exist to take on their core competency.”

“In order to compete with Google, you need to at least think the way they do,” Tehrani writes. “Google does search amazingly well. In addition, they have been buying content like Zagat’s and scraping other content to keep searchers within the Google home page – not needing to go to particular websites for more detail.”

“Bing hasn’t been a strong counter to the company and Google is a monopoly for all practical purposes,” Tehrani writes. “For competitive reasons, Apple should be the number one choice as an acquirer of DuckDuckGo…”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: If you really want to wage thermonuclear war, wage thermonuclear war.

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  1. Then This Happened:

    With Apple’s blessing, a private search option arrives in Safari
    DuckDuckGo doesn’t track users, says traffic rose 300 percent post-Snowden.

    Among the flurry of announcements from Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco on Monday was the revelation that a privacy-conscious search engine will now come as a built-in option in the OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 versions of Safari. The installed versions will default to Google, but DuckDuckGo is now available as a secondary choice. Previously, DuckDuckGo could only be used as an add-on.

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