Former Google engineers challenge ex-employer with ‘Cuil’ search engine

Dear Reader,

Yesterday a brand new search engine saw daylight. Cuil has a fresh GUI and a new type of search listing. Because of being used to how search engines show results at present, it might be a challenge for new users to get to know this search engine’s way. But so far I think the GUI is quite user-friendly and looks nice. Time shall tell if this attempt will be able to challenge the search engine giant.

Go ahead and try out Cuil!

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Google offers $200 million for Digg?

Digg

Digg

Dear Reader,

TechCrunch has released news about Google looking to buy Digg for $200 million. There had been rumours on this already in March this year. Interestingly Google has been experimenting with Digg-like features in their search lately.

Live search regains its share with Live Cashback

Dear Reader,

Microsoft Live Cashback

Microsoft Live Cashback

After launching the new Live Cashback feature on Live search, Microsoft has regained its previously lost share in the search engine market. Live Cashback, as Techcrunch put it, goes straight for Google’s throat by moving from CPC (cost-per-click) to CPA (cost-per-action), meaning that a lot of the revenue is given back to users! As speculated on Techcrunch, this is both desperate and brilliant tactics.

Links:

Read more about Cashback on Microsoft Live
Read more at Techcrunch blog article 1 and article 2
Try out Microsoft Live

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