Courageous simply introduced that it’s now completely utilizing its personal index for its search engine. In different phrases, it doesn’t depend on third-party options like Bing anymore.
When the corporate launched Brave Search in 2021, it talked about that it relied on different suppliers for almost 13% of its queries. A yr later, that quantity was slashed to 7%.
“By default, Courageous Search customers will now obtain 100% of outcomes from the Courageous Index, giving customers absolutely impartial outcomes. As all the time, our outcomes will protect consumer privateness,” Courageous stated in a blog post.
The corporate stated that issues just like the Web Discovery Project — which let individuals who use Courageous’s internet browser to contribute nameless information to construct Courageous’s index — helped it push towards self-reliance. Plus, Courageous was involved about the way forward for the Bing API — particularly after Microsoft strengthened its partnership with OpenAI and introduced a big enhance in API pricing for Bing’s index.
The corporate famous that customers will nonetheless be capable of use Google Fallback Mix — a characteristic that permits customers to privately question Google in case Courageous Search doesn’t have solutions.
Along with this, Courageous introduced its personal search API however stated that particulars about this program shall be revealed sooner or later.
Courageous is making an attempt to make use of fewer options printed by huge tech corporations to set itself aside. In March, the corporate launched a summarization feature that wasn’t powered by OpenAI’s tech.
As compared, a few of Courageous’s rivals like DuckDuckGo and Neeva are nonetheless counting on sources like Bing. Although, the latter already plans to ditch Bing in a few years.
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