"Qwiki's goal is to forever improve the way people experience information.
"Whether you’re planning a vacation on the web, evaluating restaurants on your phone, or helping with homework in front of the family AppleTV, Qwiki is working to deliver information in a format that's quintessentially human – via storytelling instead of search."
"We've all seen science fiction films (or read novels) where computers are able to collect data on behalf of humans, and present the most important details. This is our goal at Qwiki – to advance information technology to the point it acts human."
They have samples out. Here are popular topics, natural wonders, artists and cities (check out a Black hole). This looks like the future, in a way. I like it. One day robonauts powered by Qwiki and Google will be personal assistants imo.
TechCrunch Disrupt Winner Qwiki Hits No. 1 On Google Trends ‘Hot Searches’ In The U.S. (Tech Crunch)
Qwiki Interactive Search Engine to Take on Google (ABC News)
Facebook Co-Founder Backs Start-Up (NYT)
Qwiki Just May Be The Future Of Information Consumption. And It’s Here Now. (Tech Crunch)
Here is their blog http://blog.qwiki.com/