DuckDuckGo chief spills on search engine wars

Business Jul 28, 2013

DuckDuckGo chief spills on search engine wars

by Timothy B. Lee

AltaVista, one of the leading search engines of the 1990s, has died. It was 18 years old. It had languished for years before its owner, Yahoo, finally pulled the plug. Silicon Valley is littered with the graves of firms that tried and failed to gain ...

World | FOCUS Jul 18, 2013

Germans direct NSA ire at Merkel

by Michael Birnbaum

German Chancellor Angela Merkel grew up in a society where the government kept a Big Brother eye on its citizens. Now, critics say, she has assented to similar practices — this time coming from the U.S., not East Germany's fearsome secret police. Revelations about U.S. ...