Ex Google Staffers Launch Cuil Search

Former Google search experts have revealed what they hope will be a threat to their previous employer’s dominant search service. The new engine is named Cuil, after the Gaelic word for “wisdom.” It’s perhaps not the catchiest name ever, but neither was Google, before it became a household name. The people at Cuil claim the new search engine uses far fewer servers than the search leader, yet indexes a much larger chunk of the Web. It also purports to produce more relevant search results, because the information it returns in response to queries is based on organization of ideas rather than link popularity. A final—and important—differentiator from Google is that Cuil, according to the company, doesn’t collect information on its users’ search histories or IP addresses. Of course, that last advantage is significant only if the product is worth using.

 

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3 Responses to Ex Google Staffers Launch Cuil Search

  1. Tim Rueb says:

    I did a quick test when I learned they were up. The results were poor in my opinion.

    http://roihunters.wordpress.com/2008/07/31/cuil-the-world-biggest-search-engine/

  2. Amit Tiwari says:

    I think the search king also returns the search results in response to queries based on organization of ideas rather than link popularity. While this is good that they doesn’t collect information about its users’ search histories or IP addresses.
    Best of luck for the Cuil team. They have a tough competition ahead.

  3. Danny Brown says:

    I waited until the early media hoopla was out of the way. Still not impressed. But…

    They are young so I’ll check back on them. But they need to improve…

    http://pressreleaseprblog.com/2008/08/06/what-new-search-engine-cuil-could-have-done-better-from-a-pr-point-of-view/

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