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Wolfram 'search engine' goes live

A web tool hailed as a significant rival to search giant Google has gone live to the public.

Wolfram Alpha is called a computation knowledge engine rather than a search engine and wants to change the way people use online data.

It aims to give people direct answers to queries rather than send them to other sites where they may find what they are seeking.

The system is the brainchild of British-born physicist Stephen Wolfram.

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wibble3289d ago (Edited 3289d ago )

It's not a search engine and doesn't claim to be. The headline loving trolls aren't doing Wolfram any favors by coming up with crap like "Google killer" in their articles, it just leaves people feeling disappointed when they try to search for porn and nothing shows up.

It isn't trying to be like Google. It's basically a tool for playing with statistics.