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Cuil.com – Google Fears? July 30, 2008

Posted by C0Y in Internet, News & Info.
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Who could beat Google? The men behind the engine itself.

A group of Google’s ex-engineers have founded a new search engine which is said to cover three (3) times as many Web pages compared to the the seemingly unstoppable Google.com. This is after Google celebrated the milestone of having to index a trillion pages.

They called the company Cuil Inc. Or simply Cuil.com. (pronounced as “Cool”)

It has already launched it’s search engine last week and hopes to deliver better results compared to other search engines (yahoo, msn, etc..). Searches look like this:

I’ve tried using it was amazing. It’s more detailed, and the positioning of the results is something different than the usual, and thats because Cuil.com designed it’s results page to looks like that an online magazine, giving it a more friendly environment for surfers (specially the younger generations). This new search engine not only only looks at a web page’s popularity, but analyzes the concepts on the page as well as their relationships, in order to group under similar results in different menus which can be seen on top (like tabs).

Over-all it’s a good search engine, but I have doubts of it beating Google.

Well, maybe not yet.

3 Critical:

  1. It’s Cool!!! – Cuil is pronounced like “cool” and I guess the whole idea of it is obvious. It may seem darker for a search engine, but the results page pays off.
  2. Is Google Threatened? – they may not react like they are threatened, but everytime a new search engine like this comes out, it always becomes a threat.
  3. Soon… – this may not be able to beat Google just yet, but if it turns out well and people find it more useful, then it might just be the next big thing. But anyway, either ways, it still is a good news for every net surfer. We are the ones who would benefit with such options.
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Comments»

1. Xylene - July 30, 2008

Somehow I did not like it. I searched for crapbook and I did not get the second hit, which I will in google. 😦

2. Daniel Kraus - July 31, 2008

Sounds Cool, pardon the pun 🙂 I like to see new companies developing beter technology, and better interfaces. I plan to use it later today and give it a try. Good info!

3. everydayman - July 31, 2008

It’s something new, so it’s actually still under the trial and error period but this thing might just make the differences.

The interface is undeniably better than other though. Right?

4. red.sjh9jiw - August 4, 2008

Cuil hardly works for me. i search unique sites, that google finds, and cuil does not. i know they say they have indexed sites, but whats the worth of indexing sites that no one has visited, and will ever visit. The rank thingo works great, and for me, cuil has a long way to go before it even comes close to google.com

5. everydayman - August 4, 2008

A very long way to be exact. 🙂


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