The search-engine that would be king
Clicking on an entry in the panel simply adds the term to your original search terms, as seen in the upper-left of the screen. Cuil say that the kinks are being worked out of the system, and that its algorithms produce results based on context, rather than Google-style popularity.
When we performed the crucial “PC World Australia” search test, our official page appeared to be counted as less relevant than Wikipedia entries. To the upper-right of the screen is a Cuil innovation — drill-down category boxes that theoretically link to subjects related to your search entry.
Cuil (pronounced “cool”) is a new search engine built by former Google engineers. Cuil claimed at launch that the 120 billion pages it indexes is three times the number of pages Google does. However, a Google blog entry noted that the search giant had 1 trillion unique URLs in their database.
Cuil is offering Firefox integration. Cuil also has one up on Google in terms of privacy, with no IP addresses or user information being stored by the company.
As a quick search of Cuil via the Cuil search engine discovered, however, this isn’t always the case. The roll-over definitions is a definite plus, but we often found the information linked-in was simply irrelevant.
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