I have just made a detail study of Cuil that who is behind the scene
I found there are three ex Google workers and one from IBM and One from AltaVista Here is the detail:
- Anna Patterson: worked on Google’s search index
- Russell Power: worked on Google’s search index
- Louis Monier: founder of the AltaVista search engine
- Tom Costello: worked on IBM’s WebFountain project.
So people behind it know the search better