Bing turns to Wolfram Alpha to help with search results

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 nutritional and mathematical data available to Bing users.

"By using Wolfram Alpha, Bing recognizes the complementary benefits of bringing computational knowledge to the forefront of the search experience", says the Wolfram Alpha team.

Bing is hoping that the roughly 90 Million Americans that are on a diet every year will turn to them to find out how fat they really are.

"When you search for specific food items on Bing, you’ll get a nutrition quick tab that allows you to learn more about it. You also get a nutrition facts label at the bottom of the results page that summarizes all information on that food item in a very familiar and friendly format", said Microsoft.

The new feature is expected to roll out in the next couple of days.

 



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