Another one’s going to bite the dust. I mean, why bother? No search engine is going to beat “The Google“as President Bush lovingly calls it anytime soon. Sure competition is good; but this is just unrealistic and foolish competition. For God’s sake Google is a verb how can “cuil” expect to dominate it in search when it has such a horrible name (Yes, it is a horrible name). “Cuil” is a new search engine which claims that it can “index web pages significantly faster and cheaper than Google“. Cuil may be powered by past Googlers, but that still does not justify it doing well; not all start ups are as privileged as Friend feed.
Imagine, in another 5 years instead of “Googling” people will ultimately be “Cuiling (Cooling)” stuff? Well, that will never become a reality if it cannot handle search combinations like “Java Pdf“. My result to that search gave me this “No results were found for: java pdf”. Excuse me cynicism. On the contrary, cuil might do well, I’m sure they wouldn’t consider going into the search game if they were not optimistic about success. But being noted for crashes after launch doesn’t help the integrity of the company at all. After all, they are not as “cool” as Twitter.
You can read up on Cuil’s philosophy here
P.S They didn’t bother taking the unavailabe page down;maybe because they are expecting some future downtimes, who knows?