12 Jan

DuckDuckGo is now available in Samsung's smartphones

We're excited to announce that DuckDuckGo is included as a built-in search option in Samsung Internet for Android 5.0!

Privacy-conscious users now have a choice for searching the web without being tracked by using DuckDuckGo in Samsung Internet for Android. We're thrilled to be working with Samsung in bringing search privacy to millions of their users.

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15 Sep

Friends Newsletter #70 — The Programming Mission

This is a copy of our monthly friends newsletter. If you want to get it via email, you can sign up on our about page.

DuckDuckGo friends,

We're back, and with exciting news for those who code! Having just passed the milestone of 1,000 Instant Answers, we're now working on becoming the best search engine for developers. We've set up a new forum and are focusing on five languages to get us started: CSS, JavaScript, Perl, Python and Swift.

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25 Mar

DuckDuckGo Friends Newsletter #68

This month, we're proud to have rolled out one of the most requested features of the year: Directions!
Now, you can get directions for location results on DuckDuckGo as well as select your favorite map provider for the task. Directions also work on mobile, jumping into whichever maps app you've selected, if installed on your device. Read more about the update or leave your feedback here: duck.co/blog/post/291/directions

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15 Mar

Directions!

We’re proud to announce that we’ve just added one of the most-requested features to date: Directions!

Now, location results will not only give you the option for directions but allow you to choose from the most-requested map providers – Apple, Bing, Here, OpenStreetMap, and yes – even Google Maps!

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13 Feb

2016 FOSS donation: Call for nominations

At this time of year we think about how we can help out open source projects with a financial donation and as before, we'd like you to be part of the decision-making process.

Last year, we donated a total of US$125,000 to five different projects including the EFF's Privacy Badger and Girl Develop It, based on the theme of mainstream privacy. This year the theme remains privacy-focused but is also more closely aligned with our vision which is to raise the standard of trust online. The donation pool amount has yet to be decided but will be split between 6-10 projects, half of which will be chosen from community nominations.

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9 Feb

Tell us what you think: Font size settings

We get lots of positive feedback every day about DuckDuckGo, and one of the most-frequent comments we hear is the fact that people love the themes and advanced settings. Being able to customize DDG is something we love too! But sometimes supporting all those settings across all of your devices can get tricky.

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30 Jan

Global Quack & Hack 2 — It's Alive!

We're excited to say that our second Global Quack & Hack is underway!

We have a variety of meetups in different locations as well as developers coming together online from all over the world. Wherever you are, the discussion today is in our DuckDuckHack Slack channels. If you haven't already, please get an invite from us. Staff and expert volunteers will be around all day in all timezones to answer questions and generally make sure you're happy!

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18 Jan

DuckDuckGo Friends Newsletter #66

We hope 2016 has started well for you. We began the year looking back over the past twelve months, firstly in choosing the Instant Answers that we fell in love with, and subsequently looking back on our highlights of the year:

  • "Instant Answer staff picks for 2015" -- https://duck.co/blog/post/234/ia-staff-picks-2015
  • "2015: A year in review" -- https://duck.co/blog/post/236/duckduckgo-2015-review

Read on for more of our latest news...

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15 Jan

Join us at Global Quack & Hack 2

DuckDuckGo Global Quack and Hack 2 banner

Every day, coders around the world are helping to improve DuckDuckGo by creating Instant Answers for the topics they care about (and search) the most. On Saturday, January 30th, join us for a day dedicated to getting you involved with:

  • Meetup events around the world
  • Tutorials and webcasts for all experience levels
  • Live chat support from the staff and community
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3 Jan

2015: A year in review

Looking back on 2015 it's been an incredible year both in terms of DuckDuckGo's growth and the improvements that have been added. As always, a huge part of this is thanks to you, the community, who continue to amaze us with your support, feedback and contributions. Here are some of the highlights from the past year.

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24 Dec

Instant Answer Staff Picks for 2015

As 2015 draws to a close the number of Instant Answers (IAs) on DuckDuckGo is over 660, the majority of which were created by our kind community of contributors. They cover an eclectic variety of topics from general to niche — sometimes very niche! Let's look back at the favorite and most-used IAs for some of the DuckDuckGo staff. Perhaps you'll discover new ones that can speed up your searching in 2016...

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