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Cuil – New search engine not so cool

August 3rd, 2008 by

Earlier this week Cuil, a new startup search engine run by ex-Google engineers, went live. Now before we really get into this remember that Google is the king when it comes to the search industry. They’ve taken out names like Altavista, Lycos, MSN, Yahoo and a score of others. Trying to compete with Google is an uphill battle and there’s a large probability that you may never even make out of the front gates. FYI- Cuil is pronounced “Cool” (don’t misspell it as “Culi” because you will get a NSFW surprise) crashed within the first few seconds of going live. Cuil boasts a large search index (amount of web pages it scours) than it’s competitor Google and the layout and results are pretty nifty, but they are far beyond the comprehensive and efficient search results of Google. Half of the time it doesn’t even bring up relevant or correct information. They were even touted as a Google killer yet, in my opinion, they barely make a roar.

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  • 1 Chris Aug 4, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Cuil is definitely going for it, but it’s hard to imagine them doing anything but incremental changes to what Google’s done. And even that would take years of effort. has taken a different tack. We have a full web index, but we change the results based on the surfing activity of our user base (now over 2,000,000). It’s in alpha, but I’d be curious to hear your thoughts.