Cue (search engine)

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Cue (formerly Greplin)[1] was a website and app that pulled information from online accounts to present an overview of a user's day.[2]

Company info[edit]

Cue operated by linking various user accounts belonging to a registered individual and running a query search for keywords within those applications or accounts. For example, someone may have wanted to use a single search feature to check their Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts without signing in and checking each one individually.[3]

Cue acted as a desktop search, indexing online social networking accounts, and thereby creating a “personal cloud.” Cue offered a free version that allowed users to add a certain number of accounts, while a paid version allowed users the option to "unlock" other sources and get more index space.[4]

In 2011, Cue raised $4 million in funding from venture capital firm Sequoia. Their premium services were $5 per month, which included 500 MB of extra storage space, and $15 per month for an additional 2 GB.[5]

Shut down[edit]

In October 2013, Apple Inc. bought the company, for a price estimated between $35 and $45 million.[6] Cue premium users were refunded.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gannes, Liz (June 18, 2012). "Greplin Recasts itself as Cue a Personal Assistant App". All Things D.
  2. ^ Gordon, Whiston (21 June 2021). "Cue Turns Your Email Contacts And Calendars Into A Smart Timeline Of Your Day". Lifehacker.
  3. ^ Lagorio, Christine. "How This 19 year old is taking on Google". Inc.
  4. ^ Rappaport, Avi. "Greplin Lets You Find Your Stuff in the Cloud". Information Today.
  5. ^ Rappaport, Avi (22 February 2011). "Greplin Lets You Find Your Stuff in the Cloud". Information Today.
  6. ^ D'Orazio, Dante (3 October 2013). "Apple reportedly buys Cue intelligent personal assistant app". The Verge. Retrieved 18 February 2015.

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