Rather than add a comment to Google Play and thus having to sign up for Google+ I am writing my comment here.
If the news articles are somehow part of a revenue stream for DuckDuckGo then I'm ok with that but I would like to know whether those articles come directly from DuckDuckGo or if they come from the individual sources. I'm guessing they come directly from DDG after being collected but I'd still like to know.
The appearance of those stories raises a few questions:
1) Why such a long list of unsorted articles? It's a lot of time spent reading sentences to figure out to what it relates. Very inefficient use of time. If articles are visible, it would make sense to allow topical separation, like sports, world news...and to make those topics selectable in the settings. It's nice that the sources are selectable in the settings, so that's a useful measure of control. If DDG is not making money from this, then I'd prefer to at least have the option of the good ol' plain search box.
2) Why tiny pieces of pictures? It just uses space. The pictures don't mean *anything*. It's high contrast visual noise.
3) Am I collecting the articles from each source individually or are they fed to me by DDG?
I'm all for supporting DDG in their bid to keep on keepin' on. The present app appearance seems like an idea was sent from a business manager to an art director to a code designer that had no power to refuse and wasn't present in any of the meetings and was told to release the app halfway through the process. It looks pretty.