Back in 2008 I did a post about SearchMe. It was definately innovative at the time. Very US focuses – but you have to start somewhere I guess. Anyway, when I was doing a link check on this site, I found out that this site has closed.
Another great idea bites the dust.
The same visual style is available in Bing, iTunes and even some browser plugins such as Mozillas FoxTab and Coolris. Maybe it was too early. They are selling their intelectual property if you are interested!