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Rob Shilkin, VP, Global Communications & Public Affairs

July 23, 2018

Rob Shilkin

Google Owns “Duck.com”; Finally Adds DuckDuckGo Redirect After Complaint

..... However, after a few rounds of tweets and complaints, Google has “dropped” its authority over the webpage. Google comms VP Rob Shilkin tweeted that a new landing page will give people an opportunity to visit DuckDuckGo straight from Duck.com. And DuckDuckGo seems to be satisfied with the change. .....

July 21, 2018

Rob Shilkin

Google (sort of) redirects Duck.com to DuckDuckGo after complaints of anti-competitive behavior from its search rival

..... It wasn't long before the noise that sprang up around the issue forced Google to react, and the solution offered was a landing page for Duck.com visitors, giving a choice of destination sites. Announcing the decision to offer a landing page -- presumably rather than entering into a very public and very biter debate -- Google's Rob Shilkin tweeted: DuckDuckGo is happy with the outcome, and the company's CEO and founder Gabriel Weinberg tweeted to say as much: It seems that not everyone is seeing the new landing page at the moment, but it should only be a matter of time before it rolls out completely......