I just came across this article from SEO by the Sea stating that Google has just acquired Cuil’s remaining search patents.
Now many probably don’t remember Cuil, but as the article states, it was considered as real contender to the Google Search Engine about 4 years ago.
This was a nice read, and it just made me realized how dominant Google has become, and is there really any company that will overtake Google.
We have seen the Giants like AT&T, IBM, Cisco, Oracle, Microsoft, and the latest Giant Apple come along, but all of these companies have legitimate competition when it comes to there core competencies or core focus.
Google on the other hand – has no competition when it comes to search, it has total control in this area. And as we all know search is what dictates what the user finds and eventually what sales are made online, search controls the majority of the user flows or online actions.
Would like to hear your thoughts on how long Google will be on top – will anyone bring down Goliath?