DuckDuckGo Continues to Grow

I missed this state-of-the-company update from DuckDuckGo last week:

  • DuckDuckGrowth over the last 12 months: 50M+ app downloads, 55% search traffic increase, #2 search engine on mobile in the U.S., Canada, Australia, the Netherlands & more.

  • In the coming weeks, we’re adding new free privacy protections in beta including a cross-platform email privacy solution & app tracker blocking on Android devices.

  • Later this year, we’ll release a beta of the first-ever DuckDuckGo desktop app, which can be used as a primary browser.

  • DuckDuckGo has been profitable since 2014 with revenues now $100M+/yr. In late 2020, we completed a $100M+ mainly secondary investment from new & existing investors.

#2 search engine on mobile in the U.S. is huge — that would put them ahead of Bing, which comes from a slightly larger company than DuckDuckGo. It also puts them ahead of Yahoo, which was at one time a very well-known company. (I swear that’s true.)

Thursday, 24 June 2021