When DuckDuckGo launched as a search engine in 2008 by Gabriel Weinberg, many people thought they were completely insane and out of their minds. How could DuckDuckGo, a tiny, Philadelphia-based startup, go up against Google? One way, was by respecting user privacy.
According to a blog post from DuckDuckGo chief executive Gabriel Weinberg, the search engine will relaunch next month with much-requested features such as image search, place search, and auto-suggest. Users can try out the new service here.
“This next version of DuckDuckGo focuses on smarter answers and a more refined look. We’ve also added many new features you’ve been requesting like images, auto-suggest, places and more. Of course, your privacy is protected as well!” Says Gabriel.
The new features with small changes makes DuckDuckGo far more appealing to new visitors. However the major improvements are for the search results page which is awesome.