Cpedia Founder Says Errors Are “Intentional”

Cpedia founder Tom Costello has lashed out in a blog post at critics of his automated encyclopedia engine, which is a spinoff of the Cuil search engine he founded with his wife, ex-Google Anna Patterson. Costello says the errors found in Cpedia are “intentional.”

Cuil Finally Gets Going

These days, anyone starting a search-related effort almost certainly has to deal with the G-Factor. Are they trying to take on Google? How are they going to beat that awesome search-and-advertising money machine from Mountain View, Calif.? It is hardly a surprise that Anna Patterson, president and co-founder of Menlo Park, Calif.-based Cuil (pronounced cool), has been fielding those questions from the media, as the company gets ready to launch on Monday, July 28.

The company, which has raised about $33 million in two rounds of founding from Madrone Capital Partners, Tugboat Ventures and Greylock Partners, has been the subject of much speculation in Silicon Valley, mostly because of founders’ (Patterson, Tom Costello and Russell Power) pedigrees — not to mention some well-known search luminaries who have joined the company.

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