There’s a new search engine in town and it’s pretty Cuil. Cuil is a stealth search engine startup which claims that it can index web pages significantly faster and cheaper than Google. Cuill has told potential investors that their indexing costs will be 1/10th of Google’s, based on new search architectures and relevance methods.
Cuil was founded by the husband and wife team and Tom Costello and Anna Patterson. They were joined by Russell Power. Patterson and Power are ex-Google search experts. Costello was the founder of Xift. With that kind of credentials, it wasn’t hard to raise $30 million in start up funding.
Is It a Better Google?
Cuil claims to have 121,617,892,992 web pages indexed, more than any other search engine. It’s also taking on a very evil (stealth?) look with it’s all black background. It’s really too early to tell if Cuil can be a better Google since it’s only 24 hours old. However, it is nice to see that Cuil ranks me number 1 for John Chow. All the other searches I’ve performed on it produced pretty good results as well. I especially like the related categories, which return results that are extremely relevant.
Give the new search engine a try and tell me what you think. Let’s hope Cuil makes it because we need something to prevent Google from taking over the Internet.
BTW – Don’t misspell Cuil by switching the i and the l or you’re end up on a porn site.