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9/28/2020, 1:19 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Small search engines neglected on Android - report

A number of smaller search engines are not getting the chance to be on Google's Android choice screen, despite their popularity in Europe, Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

In auctions that were determining which search engines would be offered to Android users when setting up their phones, smaller search engines such as DuckDuckGo and Ecosia didn't win spots. Instead, Google features larger companies' search engines such as Microsoft's Bing. "Anyone with fewer ads is getting hurt. Anyone doing privacy is getting hurt. Anyone doing things where they give away profit [to support causes] is getting hurt," DuckDuckGo founder Gabriel Weinberg said.

Google was forced to introduce the choice screen after the European Union said it had a monopoly on search engines.

Breaking the News / VP