Which search engine is the Cuil-est?

Added by Sarah on 29 July 2008 00:00

A new search engine called Cuil launched on 28 July 2008, is attempting to take on Google. Cuil is pronounced ‘cool’ and comes from an old Irish word meaning ‘knowledge’.

The staff are ex-Google employees and they say it?s more sophisticated and accurate than Google. Their search engine tries to analyse the content of each page and results are organised by ideas rather than rankings, and sorts them by category. The way the results appear is also rather more sophisticated than Google?s plain list of results.

Cuil also boasts complete user privacy, stating on their website that they do not keep logs of user activity and they don?t record your cookies on their server.

There have been a spate of recent new search engines available: Hakia, Kartoo,  Ask, Vivisimo, who are all trying to claim a corner of the search engine market. There are even specialist ones, like Scirus, covers only scientific research information.

Microsoft is still sniffing at heels of the main Google rival, Yahoo, and possibly forging a merger, with the aim of getting those big bucks from the paid search market.

So which new search engine will become your favourite?

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