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Two 'Google-Alts' Worth a Try


This won't surprise anyone, but Google continues to dominate Web search. Google has a commanding market share that hovers around 65%. New search engines keep emerging, but they are more modest now. Instead of being known as Google-killers, they are heralded as being able to do a few things better than Google; they are perhaps better known as "Google-Alts." Two examples are DuckDuckGo (DDG) and blekko. DuckDuckGo (DDG) was founded in 2008 by Gabriel Weinberg, a Web entrepreneur. Its claims to fame are better results, less junk, and privacy. blekko was developed by Web entrepreneur Rich Skrenta. It was released in 2010. Its claim to fame is better results through the use of slashtags, which are customized sets of Web sites built around a subject or search element. A major difference from Google's intrusiveness is the search privacy of DDG and blekko.

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