Years ago you would have said that Google would be a new search engine.
Nowadays, you say that Cuil might be the new Google. See article here.
Danny Sullivan has reported on it on Search Engine Land, and the BBC thought it was worthwhile mentioning it too. So, of course, I have to mention it also.
Without going into technical details, but understanding that search engines are used because of the relevancy of the results and not because of the amount of pages indexed, it is interesting to search for myself.
Searching for “Volker Ballueder” returns no picture of myself but one of my wife and one of an unknown woman. Random, not even latest articles are displayed with no indication why. E.g. is it the rank of the site, the amount of hits? Even Exalead seems to return better results in the UK.
Cuil writes what they think matters in their About Us Page. It sounds interesting, and maybe, yes maybe we are close to getting competition to Google.
Lets wait and see.