DuckDuckGo will use Apple Maps for local searches on the web
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 DuckDuckGo has spent the last few years making the case that it’s the search engine that can protect your privacy, and now it’s trying to bolster that claim with a new partner: Apple. It is announcing that Apple Maps will now power its local search results on both desktop and mobile web browsers. Apple Maps will be the default provider for address and local searches, and it will also be the map you see when you click for more results. DuckDuckGo says that it will now have “improved address searches, additional visual features, enhanced satellite imagery, and continually updated maps.”
The terms of the deal “are confidential,” DuckDuckGo says. That includes whether any money is changing hands or whether DuckDuckGo is limited by the same...
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