Fact: Cuil reaped the whirlwind of the media buzz it craved today. As CNET put it, “Google challenger Cuil launched last night in a blaze of glory. And it went down in a ball of flames. Immediately after launch, the criticism started to pile on: results were incomplete, weird, and missing.”
Analysis: For several months I’ve had running an RSS feed along the right-hand side of the ol’ blogspace here, entitled “Who’s Talking about ‘the next Google.’” Ha ha - the RSS feed pulls from a Google News query.
Well, if you judge by the echo chamber hungry for positive tech news amid a down market, you might think “the next Google” has emerged: the birth of Cuil. (Extra credit if you’re a Miles Davis jazz fan, by the way.) I may retire the crown, or at least the RSS feed. Here’s some of the global attention:
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