While THE search engine, Google, has little competition in this market, former Google employees are developing a brand new search engine with a stylish name, Cuil (pronounced “cool”). Cuil has a more Web 2.0 oriented interface and a styled result page (too much style if you ask me). The people behind Cuil are Anna Patterson, her husband Tom Costello and some other former Google engineers.
Taking a first look at this new born, we can see that actually it has no less than 121,617,892,992 web pages indexed, more than Yahoo and MSN Live. Cuil also promises us more relevant results than Google, but doing some searches, it turns out that Cuil is returnin some wierd results or no results at all for 2-4 word queries. How about those indexed pages? People are skeptical regarding Cuil, it’s not the first search engine that tries to compete with Google, looking back in history, we had some failled attempts.
Although this market is entirely dominted by Google ( over 60%, followed by Yahoo with less over 20% ), some analysts give Cuil great chances because of their founders experience at Google. Time will decide if Google will have a real competitor in this market, competition will always be appreciated within the community with or without any real success.