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  • Yahoo acquires natural language processing start-up SkyPhrase
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    Yahoo acquires natural language processing start-up SkyPhrase

    By 2 December 2013

    Yahoo has acquired SkyPhrase, a start-up with a focus on natural language processing. The acquisition appears to include technology and talent, as Yahoo revealed in a blog post that it is "exited to welcome" SkyPhrase's team of four. The SkyPhrase team...

  • Want to know Pikachu's speed stat? Just ask Siri via Wolfram Alpha
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    Want to know Pikachu's speed stat? Just ask Siri via Wolfram Alpha

    By 19 October 2013

    Wolfram Alpha has just become best buds with all the Pokémon fanatics of the world. No longer shall the Pokémon-obsessed have to rely on their Pokédek encylopedias to access a database of Pokémon record info. Nope. Now they can ask Wolfram Alpha....

  • Best iPhone apps for reference and learning
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    Best iPhone apps for reference and learning

    By 2 February 2012

    The iPhone is a hugely powerful reference tool. Like having a portable library stuck in your pocket, you can find an answer to pretty much any question instantly. Sure it might not always be correct, but there is an armada of info buried at your fingertips. ...

  • APP OF THE DAY - Wolfram Alpha (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY - Wolfram Alpha (iPhone)

    By 14 October 2010

    When Wolfram Alpha launched back in May 2009, it promised to deliver accurate answers to users' questions; an approach different to that of Google's search engine, as results from queries in this form can often be a little on the random side. And Wolfram...

  • Wolfram Alpha u-turn over mobile version and iPhone app
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    Wolfram Alpha u-turn over mobile version and iPhone app

    By 1 April 2010

    Wolfram Alpha, the computational search engine, has made a massive u-turn over its iPhone app, slashing the price from $50 to $1.99 and re-instating the mobile friendly website. In a move that, most likely, hopes to rectify slow growth, the company is...

  • Google takes on Wolfram Alpha, remove need to visit any factual site again
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    Google takes on Wolfram Alpha, remove need to visit any factual site again

    By 23 January 2010

    Google has made a move to take on Wolfram Alpha, removing the need to visit specific websites for factual information, which could have a dramatic affect on how we use the world's number one search engine. Launching a new feature that Google is calling...

  • Countdown to Christmas: Wolfram Alpha iPhone app discounted
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    Countdown to Christmas: Wolfram Alpha iPhone app discounted

    By 15 December 2009

    Wolfram Alpha has announced that it'll be doing a Christmas deal on its mobile app for the iPhone and iPod. The app, that launched back in October, has now been reduced in price from an original $49 to its new price of $19.99 - working out at just £11.99...

  • Bing turns to Wolfram Alpha to help with search results
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    Bing turns to Wolfram Alpha to help with search results

    By 11 November 2009

    Wolfram Alpha has announced that it will be supplying Microsoft's Bing search engine with some of its results. Following the launch of an API for developers to tap into the computational search engine, Wolfram Alpha has announced that it will now be making...

  • Wolfram Alpha iPhone app launches
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    Wolfram Alpha iPhone app launches

    By 19 October 2009

    Following the news we brought you that Wolfram Alpha had announced the release of its Webservice API, the computational knowledge engine's own-brand iPhone app has now been launched. Pricey, as far as apps go, the software will cost customers $49 to download...

  • Wolfram Alpha announces Webservice API
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    Wolfram Alpha announces Webservice API

    By 16 October 2009

    Computational knowledge engine Wolfram Alpha has announced the launch of the Wolfram Alpha Webservice API. The paid-for release will mean that developers can now stick Wolfram Alpha results and data into websites and online publishing, desktop applications,...

  • Which search engine is top of the pile?
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    Which search engine is top of the pile?

    By 11 August 2009

    With the news earlier of Google's improvements to its search engine, we thought it best to put it through its paces up against the rival pack in the shape of the current Google, Microsoft's Bing, Mr Wolfram's Wolfram Alpha, Facebook's new search offering...

  • Wolfram Alpha offers Morse code translation
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    Wolfram Alpha offers Morse code translation

    By 27 July 2009

    Computational knowledge engine Wolfram Alpha has added another string to its bow with the news it can now "translate" Morse code. In a blog post, the site says: "Although Morse code is no longer used for mainstream communication, many people continue...

  • Wolfram Alpha seeks "volunteer curators"
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    Wolfram Alpha seeks "volunteer curators"

    By 7 July 2009

    Computational knowledge engine Wolfram Alpha is taking a leaf out of Wikipedia's virtual book with the search for "volunteer curators". "If you're as excited about Wolfram Alpha as we are, and want to help out, consider becoming a volunteer curator",...

  • Wolfram Alpha offers "iPhone mobile page"
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    Wolfram Alpha offers "iPhone mobile page"

    By 15 June 2009

    Wolfram Alpha says "iPhone users have been begging to have Wolfram Alpha just a touch away since the beginning". To this end, the company has introduced the Wolfram Alpha iPhone and iPod mobile page that lets you compute queries, watch the Wolfram Alpha...

  • Wolfram Alpha sees first big update
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    Wolfram Alpha sees first big update

    By 10 June 2009

    Computational knowledge engine Wolfram Alpha has received a big update just three weeks in to its launch that sees about 1.1 million data value tweaks. In a blog post the site has revealed: "As one step in our ongoing, long-term development process, we’ve...

  • Stephen Wolfram announces Q and A session
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    Stephen Wolfram announces Q and A session

    By 3 June 2009

    This Thursday 4 June at 4pm CDT, Stephen Wolfram is to stage a question and answer session based around the comments, suggestions and questions that have been received relating to the Wolfram Alpha search engine. The Wolfram Alpha blog states that "he’ll...

  • Wolfram Alpha nears 100 million queries
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    Wolfram Alpha nears 100 million queries

    By 27 May 2009

    A week after the site's official launch, Stephen Wolfram has revealed in a blog post that his new "computational knowledge engine" is approaching 100 million queries. "It's been a great first week", Wolfram says. Seemingly pleased with the response from...

  • Wolfram Alpha's secret weapon revealed
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    Wolfram Alpha's secret weapon revealed

    By 26 May 2009

    A new feature of Wolfram Alpha has been revealed - and it's a beaut. The computational search engine can help you fill in those tricky crossword boxes with a feature that offers a list of potential word matches based on gaps you've denoted with an underscore....

  • Wolfram Alpha's clever answers
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    Wolfram Alpha's clever answers

    By 18 May 2009

    As the Wolfram Alpha "computational search engine" is now up and running after its weekend launch, here at Pocket-lint, we've pretty much spent the whole morning posing puzzlers to the new service. We've asked why did the chicken cross the road, how many...

  • Wolfram Alpha search engine goes live
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    Wolfram Alpha search engine goes live

    By 16 May 2009

    Wolfram Alpha, the search engine that promises to deliver more precise answers to users' queries has gone live ahead of its official launch on Monday, allowing internet users the chance to find out specific information on their searches. Hyped as a Google...

  • Wolfram Alpha launch date set
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    Wolfram Alpha launch date set

    By 11 May 2009

    The date has now been set for the launch of Wolfram Alpha, the new search engine set to rival Google's dominance in the market. In a blog post, the company has confirmed: "We plan to launch late next week, with the official date now set for 18 May". As...

  • VIDEO: Wolfram Alpha team rack'n'roll
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    VIDEO: Wolfram Alpha team rack'n'roll

    By 1 May 2009

    Okay, so all you're really seeing here is some sysadmins setting up a server farm. But throw in some bassy music and the fact that the racks are to support Wolfram Alpha - the coming-soon computational knowledge engine that could kick Google in the pants...

  • Wolfram Alpha launch on schedule
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    Wolfram Alpha launch on schedule

    By 29 April 2009

    We brought you the news that a new kind of search engine is in development, hyped as a strong challenger to Google, but can now reveal that Wolfram Alpha is on schedule to go live in "just a few weeks". Wolfram/Alpha is a "computational knowledge engine"...

  • Wolfram Alpha to challenge Google
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    Wolfram Alpha to challenge Google

    By 10 March 2009

    A new kind of search engine is being developed that is being hyped as a strong challenger to Google's dominance of the market. Wolfram/Alpha is a "computational knowledge engine" in development by British computer scientist Stephen Wolfram, creator of...