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Oct. 14, 2011 10:30 am

3.5 years in, Valley Forge search engine DuckDuckGo raises funding

According to a post on Union Square Ventures’ blog, Gabe Weinberg’s two-man Valley Forge-based search firm DuckDuckGo has received an as yet undisclosed sum in a Series A round led by the 67th ward firm. From the post: I remember clearly when a friend first pointed me to Google, it was a revelation. Using it […]

According to a post on Union Square Ventures’ blog, Gabe Weinberg’s two-man Valley Forge-based search firm DuckDuckGo has received an as yet undisclosed sum in a Series A round led by the 67th ward firm. From the post:

I remember clearly when a friend first pointed me to Google, it was a revelation. Using it was a palpably better experience. As part of the process of evaluating DuckDuckGo, several of us switched our default search engines in Chrome (there’s simple how-to instructions below the search box on DuckDuckGo’s homepage), and had a similar “ah ha” moment. The company is young and under staffed so there are definitely holes Gabriel hopes to fill, but his observation that “traditional algorithmic signals are not the only authority on the web,” and his clever use of real authorities to curate search results makes Duck Duck Go an interesting alternative to your everyday brand.

Weinberg has also written about the funding on his personal blog.

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Sean Blanda is an adviser to Technical.ly, the local technology news network, having cofounded its flagship Technically Philly in February 2009. He is a media consultant, engagement editor for Behance and lives in Brooklyn, NYC.

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