DuckDuckGo Search Growth

Chance Miller, writing for 9to5Mac:

Speaking in an interview with CNBC, DuckDuckGo CEO Gabe Weinberg said that the company’s traffic has grown 600 percent over the past two years. A variety of factors likely played a role in this explosion of growth, but it is mainly attributable to the NSA’s surveillance program, which was revealed two years ago, and Apple adding it as a default search option with iOS 8 and Safari 7.1 on the Mac.

Would be fascinating to see how usage would spike if Apple set it as the default search engine.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015