CoverFlow meets search: hands-on with Searchme visual engine

Search results have been presented more or less the same way since Yahoo and Google were but university projects. The flat list of text framed with sponsored links has served most of us well for nearly a decade, but Searchme thinks there's room for change.

As a new startup, Searchme takes a visual approach to search by presenting results as web site snapshots, allowing users to look at sites before visiting, then shuffling through them with an iTunes Cover Flow-like UI.