Today, Wolfram|Alpha announced that Wolfram|Alpha and DuckDuckGo have entered a new phase of relationship as official partners. As a result of this partnership, DuckDuckGo will expand Wolfram|Alpha integration into its search site and will maintain the now-official Wolfram|Alpha API Perl binding.
So what does this new partnership mean for you? If you are a DuckDuckGo user, you’ll start to notice expanded Wolfram|Alpha integration. DuckDuckGo will start adding more Wolfram|Alpha functionality and datasets based on users’ suggestions.
“Integrating Wolfram|Alpha into DuckDuckGo was a no-brainer decision, as it can provide instant answers for a broad range of general search queries that are otherwise not easy to get answers to. That’s because Wolfram|Alpha does deep processing of a lot of non-web datasets”, said Gabriel Weinberg.
This isn’t the first search engine that DuckDuckGo has teamed up with in order to provide their results. In fact, looking at the list of partners they use for search, including: Bing, Yahoo, Blekko, Wolphram|Alpha and a long list of crowdsourced sites as sources for their search results, as well as their own crawler.
However, despite an impressive list of partners and attempts to emphasize a unique approach to search (including zero click results and a strong approach to spam removal), DuckDuckGo attracts 2.5 million searches a month.
[Source: Wolfram|Alpha blog]