Wolfram Alpha search launches: Interesting, but no threat to Google


The net is abuzz today over the launch of a new search service that some are saying could compete with Google, which at the moment has no real competition. However, I know Google, and WolframAlpha is no Google. It is something much different, with interesting potential.

The difference between the two is easy to spot. When I pose a question to Google (GOOG), it presents me with sites where I might find my answer. When I pose a question to WolframAlpha, it attempts to answer the question. Think index vs. almanac.

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