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DuckDuckGo experiment: no such thing as impersonal Google results [Startup Roundup]

Technically Philly’s Startup Roundup parses out the small pieces that make our greater Startup ecosystem thrive. We want to keep you in touch with the innovations that we can’t quite get to covering, but that deserve highlight. Follow along with a weekly email newsletter by clicking here and selecting the Startup Roundup button or follow Startup Roundup’s RSS feed. If […]

Technically Philly’s Startup Roundup parses out the small pieces that make our greater Startup ecosystem thrive. We want to keep you in touch with the innovations that we can’t quite get to covering, but that deserve highlight. Follow along with a weekly email newsletter by clicking here and selecting the Startup Roundup button or follow Startup Roundup’s RSS feed. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch.

MUST READS

Search engine DuckDuckGo just released a video that aims to show that there’s no such thing as impersonal Google results. The video shows results from an experiment the team did in which more than 100 people searched the same topics while logged out of Google. Talking Points Memo interviewed DuckDuckGo founder Gabe Weinberg about the experiment.

There are no “regular results” on Google anymore. from DuckDuckGo on Vimeo.

Edtech startup ApprenNet launches a K-12 version of its legal education program, Flying Kite reports. Meanwhile, registration for its National Science Foundation-backed massive open online course has grown from 200 to 500 people, according to this tweet.

Real estate data startup Kwelia runs a “sentiment analysis” on tweets during last week’s vice-presidential debate. Check out the results here, and check back for a similar analysis of last night’s debate. Kwelia also got a mention in The Economist as one of accelerator Startup Chile‘s participants.

GIVE A GLANCE

This Oct. 25th, Philly Startup Leaders Poker is back at 50 on Red‘s office at the Cira CentreReserve your spot here.

DreamIt Ventures company PeerActive (the first Australian startup to get chosen for the accelerator) gets featured in StartupSmart.

MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

Here’s some slides from Cloudmine cofounder Marc Weil recent presentation on how to build a startup team.

Take a look at some of Lokadot’s project proposals to the Knight Arts Challenge, which stopped accepting applications earlier this week.

Startup Roundup will post weekly on Wednesdays until there’s not a Philly startup story left to link to on the Internet. See others here, or sign-up for its email newsletter.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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  1. FixTracking.com: use this guide to stop online ads from following you — Technically Philly / January 30, 2013

    [...] The Paoli-based search engine, which promises never to track your searches, launched the site in honor of Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28). The DuckDuckGo team has been outspoken about internet privacy infringements, like how Google tracks your every search and never offers unpersonalized search results. [...]

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