Cuil

Cuil
Cuil logo.png
Cuil homepage
The Cuil homepage
Type of site
Search engine
Available inMultilingual
OwnerCuil, Inc.
URLwww.cuil.com (archived through Internet Archive)
LaunchedJuly 28, 2008
Current statusDown (September 17, 2010)

Cuil (/ˈkl/ KOOL) was a search engine that organized web pages by content and displayed relatively long entries along with thumbnail pictures for many results. Cuil said it had a larger index than any other search engine, with about 120 billion web pages.[1] It went live on July 28, 2008.[1] Cuil's servers were shut down on September 17, 2010, with later confirmations the service had ended.[2][3][4]

Cuil was managed and developed largely by former employees of Google, Anna Patterson and Russell Power. The CEO and co-founder, Tom Costello, has worked for IBM and others.[5] Cuil's privacy policy,[6] unlike that of other search engines,[7] said it did not store users' search activity or IP addresses.[6]

  1. ^ a b Liedtke, Michael, "Ex-Google engineers debut 'Cuil' way to search", Associated Press, 28 July 2008, retrieved 13 December 2009
  2. ^ Michael Arrington (2010-09-17). "Cuil Goes Down, And We Hear It's Down For Good". TechCrunch.
  3. ^ Devindra, Hardawar (2010-09-17). "Supposed Google-killer Cuil's reign of terror may finally be over". VentureBeat.
  4. ^ "Cuil is Stone Cold – Another 'Google Killer' Bites the Dust". Search Engine Watch. 2010-09-18. Archived from the original on 2010-09-20.
  5. ^ "Search site aims to rival Google". 2008-07-28. Archived from the original on 2021-12-02. Retrieved 2022-10-06.
  6. ^ a b Your privacy, Cuil, Last Modified: July 13, 2009
  7. ^ Liedtke, Michael (December 11, 2007). "Ask.com will purge search info in hours". The Journal Gazette. Fort Wayne Newspapers. Retrieved 2007-12-11.

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