Chilly start for Cuil

29 July, 2008
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With $33 million in investment capital behind its launch, I never expected the new search engine sensation, Cuil (pronounced “cool”) to show me this on my first use:

Nice. You’d think that a team of PhDs, led by former Google Golden Genius Anna Patterson, would remember to ask, “Hey, shouldn’t we probably buy enough servers to survive a humongous traffic spike, seein’ as how we’ve advertised ourselves as more powerful than Google?” Maybe not. And who am I to judge? Maybe it was bad karma having a roll-out on a Monday.

When I finally did get it to work, the results were interesting — somewhat refreshing and different:

The best part about it – no ads.

(Yet.)

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29 July, 2008 5:51 pm

It worked for me and I like it, except that I can’t figure out how to make it just bring up “images” like you can do with Google. I do that to find images for my blog posts. Am I missing something or does it not do that?

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TRO
TRO
30 July, 2008 11:07 am

Funny, I did a similar search when I tried it. Great minds think alike. Well, almost.

http://www.cuil.com/search?q=images%20mimi%20rogers&sl=long

I hadn’t tried the gem you mentioned, but I will give it a whirl.

Thanks

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