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a reply to a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Time difference City A City B 2 years and 9 months ago
ViaMichellin site provides similar service, it looks like they have API. Please check:
here is example:
http://www.viamichelin.com/web/Routes?st...|EUR&indemnite=&carbCost=1.6&autoConso=6.8&villeConso=6&routeConso=5.6

API :
http://dev.viamichelin.com/tutorial-rest...
a comment on the Instant Answer Idea Speed Test 2 years and 9 months ago
Check does this help:
http://www.ookla.com/
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling How to make DuckDuckGo more popular? 2 years and 9 months ago
As for donating for every search, its not what I meant. Donating is from percentage of Ads, I just throwed idea without some deeper thinking how to implement it.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling How to make DuckDuckGo more popular? 2 years and 9 months ago
Well, I get your point.
However, how can you say its evil ? Did someone cheats with that? Bill Gates told he will give funds to charity , and is he evil now. I think not. Since you brought subject to moral and religion, I can give you answer in this scope. Giving money and telling others about it is not bad, its just that it will not be counted for heaven place. Read it a bit, and dont judge too soon.

If we speak about evil (as you started to point on it), is it evil to have 180 billion dollars in your gyro account? One company has this money on their pocket. Now I ask you as you are expert for evaluating evil, is it evil to have this money on gyro account and not giving to others? I bet you will say its super duper moral as they earned it.

I really dont care, I just mentioned one good strategy. DuckDuckGo can go in fight with Goliath (one company that starts with G name), and Goliath will beat them to dust in their teritory. They got money, resources, everything. I just don't see how DuckDuckGo can beat Goliath in their teritory and using same way.

As for thinking that Google spies people, well guess what, people don't care about it. We just live in society that does not care about it. Same is with other things. Also people believe as long as they don't do anything wrong, they dont care about spying. People would not join Facebook if they care for privacy. Its all online.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling How to make DuckDuckGo more popular? 2 years and 9 months ago
As for the current donations, they are nice and great effort from the company. However, this donations are almost a secret one (which is good but it is not a marketing tool that will bring users), mainly because its displayed only on company profile or Blog page. So, users mostly don't know about it.

I would show this to users in the search page. When user uses search, you can place some png or gif image to display donation counts (counting funds). This way users will be more familiar with the company policy of donating funds (lets say percentage of Ads). This is a win-win for all. Company will grow traffic and users, charity will get funds, people will like it.

You could update current video (I think duck animation and logo can be a lot better) and than contact websites, newspapers (websites), blogs and use all other ways (Twitter, Facebook,...) to promote and bring more users.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling How to make DuckDuckGo more popular? 2 years and 9 months ago
Yes, I agree with that.
Maybe you can add few more charity organisations, but World Vision is great, you can't miss with that one.
This would be great for marketing and its good for all. Its a win-win for all, for company, for children (or other charity) and for users.
a comment on the General Rambling How to make DuckDuckGo more popular? 2 years and 10 months ago
How to make more people know about DuckDuckGo search engine?
Well, I found out about your search engine on www.angel.co website, however I still think that most users did not heard about it yet.
If you encourage users (promo video) to use your browser, you can bring more users.
a) I think one way would be to donate some percentage of Ads earnings to charity funds (children and others). This would encourage users to use DuckDuckGo browser more. Since part of funds is going to charity, most of people would support it by using your browser.
b) When user sets DuckDuckGo as a default search engine, DuckDuckGo donates to charity some amount (it can be also part of company Ads earnings).
c) actually, this can be ongoing company policy. You search, we donate :)

Promo video
In promo video (cartoon or real video), you can show features of DuckDuckGo search engine, how it improves user experience, benefits.
In video we can also mention this search and donate feature.

Now, to make this action become popular and viral, you can inform major sites like www.huffingtonpost.com who may find this action interesting and will likely spread the news.
a comment on the General Rambling Duck animation 2 years and 10 months ago
Display duck cartoon animation (gif) when user clicks on search. You can display simple cartoon duck animation from 5-10 small images (lets say 48 pixels width and height) . For example, duck animation can be played :
a) when user clicks "Enter" key to search or when clicking Search button
b) when user opens browser
c) Search button can have animation (magnifying icon or duck)

Note: you can have one or few simple gif animations.
This animation is simple to design and animate and can be cute and interesting for users.
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