A day back, the new search engine Cuil launched out of beta. Cuil's founders are ex-Google employees, so it really got a lot of publicity around the 'Net.
Danny Sullivan from SearchEngineLand was quoted in the New York Times as saying
This is the most promising thing I've seen in a while.
Really, Danny? 404 errors and search results saying "Due to excessive load, our servers didn't return results", along with random pictures next to hits is promising? To be fair, though, he really seems to hate Google.
They spent 5 million dollars on something with a stupid name that doesn't fucking work. It is a textbook case of how not to launch a product. It's embarrassing.
A "Google Killer"? Not only is it far from that (seems more like an investment killer)... why, exactly, would you want to kill Google?