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Walfram Alpha, what is it about?

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The search engine is based on a different type of coding from that of Google, and has taken the approach of not answering queries, but rather gathers data and visuals from a variety of data and displays it in an attractive ‘all-in-one’ type of page. This could well prove useful as according to CNET reporter Stephen Shankland it could “…unlock a lot of data that students, research assistants, lawyers, marketing managers, financial analysts, and scientists might not have readily available.”

It is indeed an interesting idea, though how much of an influence it will have is yet to be seen.

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Written by techran

May 6, 2009 at 4:59 pm

Posted in Google Related, Industry News

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