Dawn Patrol: Google-Digg Talks Over; Is Cuil Cool Enough to Rough Up Google?

Digg Eludes Google

After months of negotiations and a reported price tag of $200M, several fellow news sites are reporting that the Google acquisition talks with Digg have abruptly ended.  According to CNET, “with a no-go on the Google deal, Digg could either pursue other offers or go after another round of funding and keep chugging along on its own.”  More


Another Challenge to Google’s Search Stranglehold

Today marks the launch of Cuil (pronounced “cool”), a high quality search alternative to Google.  Menlo Park-based Cuil will launch later this evening with an index of 120 billion web pages, arguably the most comprehensive search engine on the web.

Perhaps Cuil’s biggest edge comes from the pedigree of the founding team: Tom Costello of IBM’s WebFountain project; Anna Patterson and Russell Power of Google’s massive search index, the TeraGoogle project; and former AltaVista founder Louis Monier.  More


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