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Google acquires Cuil's remaining patent applications

The last seven pending patent applications of the defunct Google challenger focus mostly on search interfaces.

By February 20, 2012


Does an app store's size matter if content is the killer app?

Perhaps it's time to stop comparing mobile platforms in terms of number of apps offered and look instead at what music, movies, TV shows, and books are available.

By July 13, 2012


Google bringing new smarts to search with Knowledge Graph

Search giant builds a 500-million-item database of people, places, and things. Its content will be appearing in your search results starting today.

By May 16, 2012


Webware 100 Editors' Choice: Cuil & Mobile Me (Failure to Launch)

Webware 100 Editors' Choice: Cuil & Mobile.Me

By May 19, 2009


Vinod Khosla: Lessons from the fail

You cannot truly succeed if you do not embrace failure, says Silicon Valley VC icon.

By October 24, 2011


MC Hammer launches legit search engine

At the Web 2.0 Summit, the quintessential rapper, fashion icon, and occasional Web entrepreneur launches WIREDoo--a search engine that offers "deep search."

By October 19, 2011


Competing with Google is Cuil

Cuil may never beat Google, but at least it can try.

By July 28, 2008


Daily Debrief: Is Cuil really so cool?

So far, Cuil, a new search engine, is off to a bumpy start. But this is not your usual start-up, and expectations are sky-high. CNET News' Rafe Needleman and Charles Cooper explain why in today's Daily Debrief.

By July 28, 2008


Cuil shows us how not to launch a search engine

New Google challenger is plagued by its own unique architecture of specialized indexing computers, which is struggling amid unexpectedly high launch-day traffic.

By July 28, 2008


New search engine Cuil takes aim at Google

A new search tool launches Cuil launches Monday with 120 billion pages indexed, well over the 40 billion Google reportedly has.

By July 27, 2008