Former Google employees created the paid search engine Neeva. There is no surveillance or advertising in it.

Two former Google employees, Sridhar Ramaswamy and Vivek Raghunatan, launch the world’s first paid search engine Neva.

Neeva is available by subscription for $ 4.95 or 367 rubles per month. In return, the search engine does not display ads and does not collect personal data. This is its main feature.

Outwardly, the search engine Neeva is similar to Google. This was done on purpose to make it easier for users to leave Google for the new service.

Neeva’s strong point is that search queries are not cluttered with paid contextual banners. Even for the most “monetary” queries like “iphone”, the results in the new service are clean.

Neeva has already indexed several billion pages. Google Maps is used to display information on maps. The weather provider is The Weather Channel.

Another feature of Neeva is integration with third-party services. Users can connect Gmail, Outlook, Google Drive, Dropbox and Slack, and then search for information and files from there through the search bar.

At the moment, Neeva is only available in the US, but it can be run in Russia via a VPN.

The co-founders of the service do not hide the fact that they created the entire project as the opposite of the principles of Google search and the collection of user data in it. The first, Sridhar Ramaswamy, worked at Google for 15 years and was the senior vice president of advertising. And the second, Vivek Raghunatan, previously served as vice president of YouTube monetization.

Neeva now has 60 employees, of which 30 percent have come from Google. [Fast Company]

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