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piece of kit:
Look who's showing up to work today!
6:13 pm — Thursday, 17 August 2017
ass:
>>If Apple was willing to dump Google Maps, they’d be willing to dump Google Search too.

Conjecture. Who's to say Microsoft would pay Apple more than Google? And you know DDG can't afford it.
6:23 pm — Thursday, 17 August 2017
Gruber the Booger:
Why doesn't Apple get into the search market and make their own product the default like they did with Maps?

They have the money and resources to do it.

Apple fans would love such a move and it would bring some well needed competition to the search market.
6:57 pm — Thursday, 17 August 2017
My Optional Name:
>Why doesn't Apple get into the search market and make their own product the default like they did with Maps?

Please, no. Just... no. Maps still blows, and Siri is even worse. The only thing that keeps me on iOS is the festering clusterfuck that is the Android ecosystem.
3:42 am — Friday, 18 August 2017
Sebby:
From Apple's privacy page, Tim Cook tells us:

> A few years ago, users of Internet services began to realize that when an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product. But at Apple, we believe a great customer experience shouldn’t come at the expense of your privacy.

Mmm. Yes, well, I guess that ceases to apply when there's money in it. I mean sure, it's not Apple doing the collection, but a company that cares about your privacy probably shouldn't be contracting that functionality out to someone who does ... or perhaps it is that Apple's commitment to privacy has some ... clearly-defined boundaries.
7:08 am — Friday, 18 August 2017
Ero:
My Optional Name:

> Maps still blows, and Siri is even worse.

Just came back from Japan, and Maps was way easier to figure out trains stations. Was clear cut who was better before, now not so much. Ditto City Maps 2Go.

Sebby:

> but a company that cares about your privacy probably shouldn't be contracting that functionality out to someone who does

Agreed, to a point where it's practical. I think replacing Google now makes more sense than it did a few years ago.
8:07 am — Friday, 18 August 2017
Biff:
> Why doesn't Apple get into the search market and make their own product the default like they did with Maps?

> They have the money and resources to do it.

I could easily see Apple buying DDG the next time they have a big falling out with Google.
6:00 pm — Friday, 18 August 2017
Goggley Eyes:
Google shouldn't pay them a penny
6:49 pm — Saturday, 19 August 2017
anonymous:
DDG… is just a proxy to Bing and would be trivial to clone in-house.
12:34 am — Sunday, 27 August 2017
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