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Google Screenshot
Google
1
Google is the most used site on the internet (Alexa page rank 1). Google answers over a thousand search queries every second. Google's revenue of over 20 billion dollars per year is based primarily on advertisers bidding on search words through its AdWords and AdSense programs. Google search provides more than 22 special features, including weather forecasts, time zones, stock quotes, maps, earthquakes, movie showtimes, and airports. 13,500,000

Yahoo Search
Yahoo!
2
Originally, Yahoo! Search started as a web directory of other websites, organized in a hierarchy, as opposed to a searchable index of pages. In the late 1990s, Yahoo! evolved into a full-fledged portal with a search interface...Originally, none of the actual web crawling and storage/retrieval of data was done by Yahoo! itself. In 2001 the searchable index was powered by Inktomi and later was powered by Google until 2004, when Yahoo! Search became independent.[wikipedia] 53,200,000

Bing Search
Bing
5
Bing (formerly Live Search, Windows Live Search and MSN Search) went online June 1, 2009. It bills itself as a "decision engine" and brings more content to the search results as well as allowing you to break it down by category. In addition it has a cashback feature where you get given back a percentage of the purchase price for eligible products.
6,960,000

Baidu Screenshot
Baidu
10
"The leading Chinese language search engine, provides "simple and reliable" search experience, strong in Chinese language and multi-media content including MP3 music and movies, the first to offer WAP and PDA-based mobile search in China." [wikipedia]
315,000

Wolfram Alpha Screenshot
Wolfram|Alpha
3,445
"Today's Wolfram|Alpha is the first step in an ambitious, long-term project to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable by anyone. You enter your question or calculation, and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms and growing collection of data to compute the answer" [wolframalpha] does not apply

Cuil Screenshot
Cuil
14,115
Cuil is a search engine that received a huge amount of hype before it was launched due largely to being "conceived by Anna Patterson, who delevoped the TeraGoogle indexing system that Google still uses today". The name is pronounced "cool", according to the creators, and means wisdom in Gaelic. It claims to have a larger index than any other search engine, with about 120 billion web pages. It went live on July 28, 2008. 39,918,568

Twitter Screenshot
search.twitter.com
no data "Keeping up with interesting news and people you care about is one dimension of Twitter, but what if you need to find out what's happening in the world beyond your personal timeline? ... There is an undeniable need to search, filter, and otherwise interact with the volumes of news and information being transmitted to Twitter every second. Twitter Search helps you filter all the real-time information coursing through our service."[search.twitter.com] no data
Sources: SearchEngineWatch.com, hitwise, Alexa

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