Ex-Google employees launch rival search engine, Cuil.com

New search engine Cuil.com has gone live today, aiming to challenge the dominance of search giants Google.Former Google workers Tom Costello, Anna Patterson and Russel Power all helped to develop the new site, which claims to index more webpages than the search engine of their former employer.
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/exgoogle-employees-launch-rival-search-engine-879172.htmlFormer Employees of Google Prepare Rival Search Engine
In her two years at Google, Anna Patterson helped design and build some of the pillars of the company’s search engine, including its large index of Web pages and some of the formulas it uses for ranking search results.Now, along with her husband, Tom Costello, and a few other Google alumni, she is trying to upstage her former employer.On Monday, their company, Cuil, is unveiling a search engine that they promise will be more comprehensive than Google’s and that they hope will give its users more relevant results.
http://nytimes.com/2008/07/28/technology/28cool.htmlEx-Google staff launch rival search engine, Cuil
A group of former Google employees is hoping to outmanouvre their old boss by developing a rival search engine they claim provides a more comprehensive guide to the web.Cuil, which went live today, was built by Anna Patterson, a former Google employee who helped create the company’s index – the enormous catalogue of web pages which its scours every time someone conducts a query.
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article4416977.eceSearch site aims to rival Google
Former staff from Google launch Cuil, a rival search engine that aims to beat the web giant at returning relevant results.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7528503.stmCuil shows us how not to launch a search engine
Google challenger Cuil launched last night in blaze of glory. And it went down in a ball of flames. Immediately after launch, the criticism started to pile on: results were incomplete, weird, and missing.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10000670-2.html

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