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This article was published on September 17, 2010

Google Wanna Be Cuil Closes, Not So Cuil Anymore

Google Wanna Be Cuil Closes, Not So Cuil Anymore
Tris Hussey
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Tris Hussey

Author, speaker, teacher, & Internet rogue. Author of Create Your Own Blog, Using WordPress, & Teach Yourself Foursquare in 10 Minut Author, speaker, teacher, & Internet rogue. Author of Create Your Own Blog, Using WordPress, & Teach Yourself Foursquare in 10 Minutes.

Remember Cuil? They wanted to take on Google by trying a new take on search. No? That’s okay after reading that Cuil.com has gone dark I had to think hard about the site and what it tried to do.

Word is that not only has cuil.com gone dark, but that employees are looking for new gigs and that this isn’t a temporary shutdown.

Is this surprising? Not really. Regardless of whether Cuil was a good company or not or if it had some “secret sauce” or not, the fact remains that Google has mindshare when it comes to “I need to find something on the Internet”. Any company wishing to challenge Google has a tough, tough road to travel.

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