- Brave launches its own search engine using ex-Cliqz devs & tech.
- It has raised from 11M monthly active users to over 25M.
- Tailcat will be rebranded as Brave Search.
Brave has announced that it has acquired the open search engine Tailcat and will integrate it into its desktop and mobile web browsers.
Brave Launches its Own Search Engine
Moreover, Brave has raised significantly over the past year. However, Brave increased from 11 million monthly active users to over 25 million. Even more, Brave CEO and co-founder Brendan Eich said that greater demand can be expected for Brave in 2021.
More so, there is more demand for real privacy solutions in order to escape Big Tech’s invasive practices. Nevertheless, Brave’s mission is to place the user first and to integrate privacy-preserving search into the platform. This is the necessary step to make sure that user privacy is not compromised to fuel the surveillance economy.
Also, Brave will rebrand Tailcat as Brave Search. This service, combined with the Brave web browser, is called the first independent, privacy-preserving alternative to Google Chrome and Google Search. Moreover, this relies on tracking users across sites. It has a 70% and 92% market share for Google Chrome and Google Search, respectively.
In addition, Brave Search doesn’t rely on results from big search engines like Google and Bing. Instead, it’s built on an independent index, capable of providing the quality people expect. But without compromising their privacy. Unlike Google and Bing, Brave Search does not collect IP addresses or use personally identifiable data to improve its search results.
Tailcat project lead Dr. Josep M. Pujol said,
“The only way to counter Big Tech with its bad habit of collecting personal data is to develop a robust, independent, and privacy-preserving search engine that delivers the quality users have come to expect.”
Furthermore, People should not forced to choose between privacy and quality. However, the team is glad to work on the real private search/browser alternative to Big Tech available on the market.