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Bing Gains Wolfram Muscle

We just finished a cover story on Bing, due to run Dec. 1, that's entirely based on your opinions. Apparently, you like it, you really like it! Now there's more to like: Bing will soon display results from Wolfram Alpha, a rather unusual search engine.

Based on Mathematica, Wolfram does not index the Web. Instead, it builds its own ever-growing mini-encyclopedia or database. If I search for my name, it won't give links to my articles, but will give information about the commonality of my name and other stats. It's also a compute engine; it can solve equations or play notes when you search on C# (the note, not the computer language).

Wolfram is very cool and Bing is cool for tying into it.

Posted by Doug Barney on November 13, 2009


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