With such Google dominance, it is interesting that a couple new search engines are getting some ink. The first is ixquick. In the interest of user privacy, this meta search engine does not store user search information, IP address or other identifying information.
“This new feature of our search engine ensures both optimal privacy protection and maximum search performance for our customers, since they will be able to search using the 11 best search engines without their personal data being recorded,” says Ixquick spokesman Alex van Eesteren.
The other is searchmash, which may or may not actually be a Google-owned site used to test new features.