New Google-wannabe on the block

25Jan09

Anyone out there remember Cuil?  The Google-killer engine that never was? Here’s a new one for you: Kosmix.

kosmixlogoIt is different from both Google and Cuil in that instead of a list of text results it returns rich content and facts from popular sites such as Flickr, Wikipedia, Twitter, YouTube, Amazon, the list goes on.

Here is for example what one gets for search-key “Thessaloniki”:

kosmixIt’s kinda like an encyclopedia page complete in this case with a Google map.

But does it have what it takes?  Apparently at least one major player thinks so as last month it received a 20 million dollar fund from Warner Bros.

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