Monday, 28 July 2008

New search engine launched by former Googlers

Techworld reports that a new search engine called Cuil - that's pronounced cool - has been launched by some former Google employees. It features a superclean interface - even cleaner than Google - but the background is black instead of Googly white. Included on the search page is the number of webpages it has indexed - 121,617,892,992 as of this morning. Cuil claims to go beyond traditional approaches by analysing the context of each page and the concepts behind each query so it can provide better rankings by content rather than popularity (semantic web). It organizes similar results into groups and sorts them by category and offers tabs to clarify subjects, as well as suggestions on how to refine searches.

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