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DuckDuckGo to be included as default search option in Safari on iOS and OS X

Straight from the Apple’s mouth. It’s already in the Safari betas! This is great news. I’ve been using DuckDuckGo as my search provider for awhile now, and their new design is the bees knees.

Unlike some other search engines they aren’t in the business of selling your personal data.

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DuckDuckGo Reimagined & Redesigned

DuckDuckGo’s totally-overhauled site looks and feels great. They replaced Google as my default search engine a year or so ago, and I haven’t regretted it for a second. Here’s how to add them to Safari.

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lunr.js

A response to so many new frameworks keeping much of their data on the client-side:

Lunr.js is a small, full-text search library for use in the browser. It indexes JSON documents and provides a simple search interface for retrieving documents that best match text queries.

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Translation From PR-Speak to English of Selected Portions of Microsoft and Yahoo!’s Joint “Choice. Value. Innovation.” Announcement About Sharing Search Engine and Advertisement Technology

Jesper answers my call. Makes sense, now.

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Yahoo Gives Up On Search, Bets on Bing

Earlier today Yahoo and Microsoft signed a 10 year deal which sees Yahoo not developing any new search technologies, and using Bing for it’s algorithms. Like most of you, I fail to see how reducing the main Search players from 3 to 2 creates “more innovation”, but does anyone even read these press releases anymore? The official site for the deal is begging for a PR-Speak-To-English translation.

Also important: What happens to BOSS, Delicious, Search Monkey and Yahoo’s other search products? (via Andy Baio)

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INSERT INTO internet

The Yahoo! Query Language is strange.

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Bing Refuses Search Term “Sex” In India

Searching for “sex” returns the phrase “the search sex may return sexually explicit content. To get results, change your search terms.” Meanwhile, according to Google Trends, nobody searches for “sex” more than India.