For whatever reason – someone mentioned competing with Google I believe, I wondered what Cuil is doing these days. So I visited the site only to find it was gone. A quick search showed this Google competitor which launched with fanfare and lots over-hyping died out much more quietly than it launched. Too bad.
The company burned through $33M and has nothing to show for it – they didn’t even sell the domain name – not that it would have fetched much – perhaps it would have made a worthy redirect to Bing.com?