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A startup search engine launched Monday, Cuil, hopes to prove that its search technology is cooler than that of the reigning king of search, Google. Cuil's creators -- former Google search architect Anna Patterson; her husband Tom Costello, a former researcher and developer at Stanford University and IBM; and Russell Power, another former Google executive -- claim they have pioneered a new take on the search game, combining the largest index of Web pages -- 120 billion -- with a content-based relevance methodology.
Not sure what the news is, that former Google employees started a rival company or that Cuil indexes more pages.
Either way, you're still going to have to click through a bunch of junk to find what you want.
BTW, there is free software available from Surf Canyon (http://www.surfcanyon.com) that makes search better and faster by re-ranking Google, Yahoo! and MSN on the fly.
How many times have you enter a search on Google or Cuil and get millions of results, there has to be something valuable beyond page one. Digging through all those pages, however, is too time-consuming, so few people do it.
Surf Canyon helps solve this problem. The technology observes your actions as you search, automatically figures out what it is that you want and then, on the fly, digs as deep as page 100 the search results and fetches it for you. It's like a search engine for the search results.
microsoft? that's a bad example because they are destroying themselves