Google has launched the new update for Chrome, version 73. Google’s new update given founders of Duckduckgo some good news. DuckDuckGo now being added to Google Chrome’s list of default search engines in over 60 markets. According to Google software engineer Orin Jaworski, the list of search engines is being updated based on recently collected data on usage statistics.
“We’re glad that Google has recognized the importance of offering consumers a private search option,” DuckDuckGo founder Gabe Weinberg told Techcrunch.
The search giant Google has not released an official statement on the timing of these changes to Chrome.
Last year, DuckDuckGo raised 10 million USD in funding led by Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, OMERS Ventures. OMERS Ventures (OV) is part of the $95 Billion global OMERS pension fund and is based in Canada.
Founded in 2008 by CEO Gabriel Weinberg, DuckDuckGo’s technology facilitates private searching online without storing or sharing any personal information. Its other backers include Union Square Ventures and several angel investors.