Searching for Google's Successor

According to Wired News, A new generation of scrappy search engines is emerging to challenge the dominance of mighty Google. Among those vying for a top position are WiseNut, which ranks pages based on context; Teoma, which claims better relevance through peer-site weighted algorithms; Geographically oriented search engine Lassoo; Starpond's knowledge-scoped CURE; and the meta-search engine Vivisimo spun off from Carnie Mellon.