Cuil

July 28, 2008

Cuil is a new search engine from some ex-Google guys who claim that it "searches more pages on the Web than anyone else — three times as many as Google and ten times as many as Microsoft." Whatever that means.

I think the bigger story here is Cuil's privacy policy:

[W]hen you search with Cuil, we do not collect any personally identifiable information, period. We have no idea who sends queries: not by name, not by IP address, and not by cookies (more on this later). Your search history is your business, not ours.

This alone is reason enough for me to give the startup a fair shake, provided it produces decent results; given that it puts this site first for blanton, I'm inclined to think they're doing something right.  ;)

Next step for the company: a new name.

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