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Cuil – not a Google-beater. Not yet anyway.

Cuil – not a Google-beater. Not yet anyway.

Fair play to whoever runs Cuil’s press relations – they’ve managed to get coverage in pretty much all the mainstream press I’ve seen today, including the BBC. Very impressive, considering the number of companies who have claimed to be better than Google at searching, but doing nothing more than aiming a slingshot to Google’s Goliath.

However, I think the next time before they launch their press releases, they might be advised to do a little more work on the search results and their engineering resiliencce. An ego search for Andrew Wong on Cuil does retrieve my LinkedIn profile – but attaches a picture of a totally different person. and a Chinese athlete. Try to run another search, and then you’re told that Cuil’s servers are over-boiling. Which you never get on Google, it has to be said.

1 Comment

  • Sheff

    It seems pretty fast but slightly confused. It picks up names better than google anyway. Put Mark Sheffield into google and you just get a huge list of random stuff about things being marked in Sheffield. Put it into cuil and you get a link to the imdb page of a sound engineer called Mark/Markus Sheffield, next to a picture of me. Click on the picture and it links to the same imdb page! It does find some other stuff that is me though, like my Wikitravel user page for example.

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