Cuil.com? Does Google Really Have Competition?
Former employees of Google.com have developed and launched a rival search engine called Cuil (pronounced "Cool"). Cuil, Gaelic for knowledge and hazel, claims to do a better job of indexing online information. The ambitious new search site maintains a minimalist appeal – similar to Google.com. While Google has stopped reporting the number of pages it uses to build its index, Cuil claims that its 120 billion is greater than that of Googles. While many others have tried to compete with Google and failed, Cuil believes that by deviating from the traditional methodologies of Google it can overcome the giant. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7528503.stm