When it comes to the Internet and technology in general, hackers discover it first. Than when it becomes mainstream others follow. So is the case with the newest search engine on the block. The alternative search engine DuckDuckGo is growing at a staggering 227% a year. The bump is usage was ignited by a new and much more streamlined visual redesign. Google and Bing may have to take notice.

What makes DuckDuckGo different from other search engines is that it puts a concentrated effort to be privacy-friendly. With Google’s recent privacy change and Congress saying is alright for your boss to get your Facebook password; a little privacy seems like a great thing.

DuckDuckGo raised funding from Union Square Ventures and angel investors in October 2011. DuckDuckGo’s currently focused on ‘better programming queries’ and speed enhancements. Give it a try.

By Rubens Saintel

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