Cuil (pronounced ‘cool’)

Some ex-Googlers have started a new search engine that seems promising. It’s hard to beat the big G, but I’m all for alternatives – a little more diversity in the search engine market can only be a good thing, especially when it seems the big only get bigger and tend to gobble each other up.

Cuil – The World’s Biggest Search Engine
Cuil searches more pages on the Web than anyone else—three times as many as Google and ten times as many as Microsoft.

Rather than rely on superficial popularity metrics, Cuil searches for and ranks pages based on their content and relevance. When we find a page with your keywords, we stay on that page and analyze the rest of its content, its concepts, their inter-relationships and the page’s coherency.

Though oddly, searching for ‘cuil’ in Cuil returns no results relevant to the site itself:

– as opposed to the Google results. Kinda weird. Their servers also seem to be hiccupping a bit right now.

Another (SPAM) on-demand music site

Check out ZeTrax – similar to the previously-posted SeeqPod, but with an even easier-to-use interface. Though SeeqPod has more advanced features, like playlist saving and video searching, ZeTrax seems to be a better quick-find-and-play solution.

UPDATE: Thanks to the commenter below, I was alerted to ZeTrax’s less-than-legitimate behavior. I’ve killed the link, and I’ll leave this post up as a warning.