A new competitor for Google, Cuil (pronounced ‘cool’, of course) has debuted on the net. It has been set up by ex-Google programmers and claims to search through more web pages, and display results more clearly and effectively.

I was guided to it via this article in Wired.

So, I did my usual Ainu/Autechre test and it came out great – a magazine style set of tabbed pages with very relevant and interesting results. Very cool and I’ll definitely be using it again.

Strangely, though, it doesn’t display any related results when you use it to search for itself, rather it shows Gaelic place-names and the like…