As TechCrunch just announced – Cuil has arrived and in the first hour has almost matched Google in quality and improved on Google in related categories – Google Beats Cuil Hands Down In Size And Relevance, But That Isn’t The Whole Story
Yeah, Google – take that! Honestly, Michael Arrington is more of a Google guy and says that Google has double the amount of search results for all the queries he tested than Cuil – as if that mattered (maybe “size” does matter to some people).
I briefly looked at Cuil and I liked it – I’ll play with it more today – but I’ll say this – if Cuil is this good in the first hour of existence, according to TechCrunch – it’ll continue to get better and better, and I think, give Google a run for the money.
I think we need some challenge of Google – if nothing else, to make Search Exciting – it’s no fun when all the really good stuff ends up coming from one place (yeah, I know that Yahoo! and Microsoft are coming up with a lot of neat tools too – but somehow, they don’t count as much because we’re all used to both search engines).