Just came across this search engine http://www.cuil.com , which is supposedly from former Googlers or I must say rebellious googler. Cuil Inc (which is pronounced as Cool) claims that it can index faster and more cheaper, a far larger portion of the web than google.
The would-be Google rival says its service goes beyond prevailing search techniques that focus on Web links and audience traffic patterns and instead analyzes the context of each page and the concepts behind each user search request.
Personally from my experience it doesn’t give better search results for proper noun. For example querying my name doesn’t give my site at all. And when I query abhinavsingh.com, it gives some Chinese characters.
However interesting feature is giving search results with images, which is a derivation from Yahoo’s glue search. Glue search is the next upcoming revolutionary search from Yahoo, which brings in all the experience for your on one page. For instance try searching Metallica and you get the following beautiful results: http://in.glue.yahoo.com/?fr=sfp&ei=UTF-8&query=metallica&y=Search
Read more about the latest search engine on web here:
I thought google killed innovation outside Google, but No here are people proving it all wrong.