DuckDuckGo says market share constrained by rival Google’s huge wallet

The CEO of internet search engine company DuckDuckGo testified on Thursday that his company struggled to grow its market share because Google was paying key companies billions of dollars to keep its search engine as the default on computers or mobile devices.

Source: DuckDuckGo says market share constrained by rival Google’s huge wallet

This is most likely true, but the problem with DuckDuckGo is that it is NOT a search engine!
DDG takes the majority of the data from Bing!
DuckDuckGo is absolutely not Google’s rival, not even close.

I unintentionally realized that when Bing completely blocked my blog, and it also vanished from DDG search results.
Maybe one day I will write a post about this mysterious event. 🙂
But anyone can see that even without being blocked, the same search query usually gives very similar results in Bing and DDG, just in different order, except for the top 2-3 results, which are very often the same.
Of course, DDG adds some bells and whisles here and there to the search results; they even have their own DuckDukcBot crawler that crawls websites and probably does nothing else.
The only positive is that it seems like DuckDuckGo doesn’t share your information with Bing.

I’m sure Bing is happy with DDG anyway, it gets paid for every search query and tries to fight with Google dominance at the same time.

Btw, Ecosia, Qwant, and Yahoo! Search are also not search engines, they are just storefronts for Microsoft Bing.
Anyone can have their own “search engine” just by using the Bing Search API.

There aren’t so many real search engines out there, it is just not a trivial task to crawl the whole internet, remove SEO garbage, and show relevant results to end users.
List of “search engines” and search engines that are behind them from Wikipedia:

NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT, still a short opportunity?

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Founded in 2004 and publicly traded since 2010, Northwest (TSX: NWH.UN) is a global real estate investor and asset manager focused on properties and partnerships at the intersection of healthcare, knowledge, and research. We’re a real estate investment trust with more than $10B of assets under management, owning and operating a portfolio of more than 230 high-quality properties across Canada, the United States, Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.

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I’m speechless

When I’m too lazy to write something meaningful myself, I will just be posting something that left me speechless…

Among the marchers was 8-year-old Athena Wilson from Boca Raton, Florida. She and her mother Maleah, flew from Florida. for Sunday’s protest.

Source: Tens of thousands march to kick off climate summit, demanding end to warming-causing fossil fuels

Cruz, however, maintains that Bitcoin can play a pivotal role in conserving energy resources. He noted that Bitcoin mining machines can swiftly power down in crisis, effectively becoming emergency reservoirs of power.

Source: US Senator says Bitcoin mining could boost energy grid resilience

Farmers protested at the Federal Reserve’s headquarters, and car dealers, who were especially affected by high interest rates, sent coffins containing the car keys of unsold vehicles. Many people also wrote letters to Volcker telling him how they had saved for many years to purchase a home but were now unable to because of high rates.

Source: Volcker’s Announcement of Anti-Inflation Measures

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