With Google making it big in the search engine space for more than 5 years now. Many technocrats are trying their best to make a difference in the same space which Google dominates now. And one of them is Vivismo.com.
Its interesting to see categorized and clustered results for a given search keyword. I search for the keyword Google on Vivismo and in return a well laid out and categorized results is displayed as shown on the screenshot below. This helps the user avoid dropping in to any unknown or irrelevant site. I think its very cool.
The pain area that I see here is information overload for the user. To many options will only let the user to wander and not get to the target. Well! can't get everything you want in a bottle, can you :)
The other search engine that I looked upon is Snap.com, its like any other regular search engine with a little difference. The results are shown in farmesets on the left and the screenshot of the website onthe right pane of the frame.
Here as you scroll the search results is updated on the fly.