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WhaleSlide


https://www.whaleslide.com/

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Whaleslide was launched in 2015 and attracted attention in particular with privacy and charity support, the latter no longer seeming to exist. It looks like they are combining their own directory listings with Google's search results. But no information was found about their own crawler or which search engine is used.

     
Language English



Launched 2015
Closed No



Developer Francesco Petruzzelli and Andy Curran



Country of Origin UK



Owner
2015 - [...] WhaleSlide.com



Topic Universal



Region No Limitation



Technical functionalities
and/or
Strategy
Charity or Green Search often called GOOD Search
Anonymous / private searching
Customizable Search Engine



Used SeEn Unknown






Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite



Tech.London (2017): »WhaleSlide.com is a private limited company based in London, UK. We have created a search platform which allows users to control all aspects of their online lives from one easy to use webpage. We allow the user to decide how to personalise both the aesthetics and functionality of their search while catering to both their social and search needs. We incorporate social media, emails, news, weather and many more features into the search experience.« Source

»Snickets: Include a shortcut after your search and we’ll take you directly to the site. For example, search Breaking Bad NET to search Netflix directly.« Source




Name




Critical points

When entering a question, an "Add to chrome" button is offered where the user expects the send button.



Features & Functionality

WhaleSlide - Mobile World Congress: »WhaleSlide is a beautiful new search engine dedicated to privacy, sharing and charity. Human knowledge is key to discovery so we’ve made it possible for users to curate content found online into ‘Collections’ and share it with the world. Find more than just algorithmically ranked links and tap into a world of true human influence. Money users raise online is donated to charity and we offer WhaleSlide as a WhiteLabel for organisations eager to create a search engine of their own. If you’re looking for totally private and ad-free search with a conscience then WhaleSlide is for you.« Source



More

FAQ: »We make our money through anonymised affiliate links. Retailers pay us for leading people to their products, as they do with other search engines. The big difference is that we share that money with charities and good causes. We are partnered with more than 17,000 retailers and users can identify those that are taking part through a 'charity' icon in our search results. All of the purchases made through WhaleSlide are anonymised and can't be traced to an individual.« Source



References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): n.a.
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.
     

Other Sources

theCsuite.co.uk (2017): New British search engine guarantees privacy URL: http://www.thecsuite.co.uk/cio/technology-innovation-cio/new-british-search-engine-guarantees-privacy/
Crunchbase: WhaleSlide URL: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/whaleslide#/entity
Katie Beverley (2017): WhaleSlide versus Google - privacy and philanthropy URL: https://browsermedia.agency/blog/whaleslide-versus-google/
Rebecca Akrofie (2017): This British startup can help you search for good URL: https://medium.com/@ra07/british-startup-online-search-venture-capital-founder-stories-whaleslide-user-privacy-6590aa668f91




Created: 2017-04-21