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Wolfram Alpha Offers Handwritten Results for April Fools

Wolfram Alpha Offers Handwritten Results for April Fools

By Josh Wolford April 1, 2013

If there’s one thing that the internet lacks, it’s quality handwritten content. For decades, computers have been slowly but surely killing off the need for actually writing anything down. Lucky for us, Wolfram Alpha is here to bring a little …

Wolfram Finance Platform Officially Launched Wolfram Finance Platform Officially Launched
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Wolfram Research has just released a computational finance tool it calls the Wolfram Finance Platform. The platform will bring the computational power of Wolfram’s Mathematica software and apply it to finance to deliver greater computational integrity, automated workflows, faster speeds, …

Wolfram|Alpha Brings its Mobile Apps to PC Wolfram|Alpha Brings its Mobile Apps to PC

Wolfram|Alpha announced this week that their line of mobile apps will be made available on PC’s. The apps will be sold in Intel’s app marketplace, AppUp. The Wolfram|Alpha app is already available in AppUp for the price of $2.99. Other …

WolframAlpha's Search for Businesses Currently Open WolframAlpha's Search for Businesses Currently Open

If you’ve got time on your side, what search tool you use to find a particular business really comes down to user preference. Maybe you like the way Google organizes the results, maybe you prefer to use Yelp for searches …

Use Wolfram’s Mathematica To Analyze Your Email Use Wolfram’s Mathematica To Analyze Your Email

Mathematica from Wolfram is a pretty remarkable piece of software. Designed to be a multi-purpose computational tool, it allows users to develop and analyze an almost limitless variety of workflows. It also allows users to plot and analyze all kinds …

Wolfram Alpha Pro: The New Paid Version Wolfram Alpha Pro: The New Paid Version
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Stephen Wolfram, the scientist behind Wolfram Alpha, announced that the launch of Wolfram Alpha Pro, which he calls “the biggest single step in the development of Wolfram Alpha since its original introduction.” I’d wager that there have been bigger steps …

Wolfram Alpha Hints ‘Biggest Change Ever’ Coming To Site Wolfram Alpha Hints ‘Biggest Change Ever’ Coming To Site
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If you’ve ever needing to do some quick math and didn’t have a calculator handy, Wolfram Alpha was there. If you ever need to know about Na22 isotope in a hurry, Wolfram Alpha was there. If your dire need to …

Wolfram Proposes .data TLD Wolfram Proposes .data TLD
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Stephen Wolfram, the scientist behind Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha, says he’s been involved with the worldwide data community in coordinating the creation of a .data top-level Internet domain, which would highlight the exposure of data across the Internet, “and providing …

Kim Kardashian Divorce Predicted by ChaCha Users Kim Kardashian Divorce Predicted by ChaCha Users

ChaCha has gone so far as to put out a press release talking about how its users predicted the Kim Kardashian divorce. “Questions about the divorce have been flooding into ChaCha all day, with news that the couple is splitting …

Today in Alternative Search Engines (Blekko, Wolfram Alpha) Today in Alternative Search Engines (Blekko, Wolfram Alpha)
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Blekko announced today that it has teamed up with Foodily on recipe search. Foodily, a social recipe network, will curate Blekko’s search results for recipes, which the company calls “a cluttered and spam rich environment on most search engines”. “Search …

Two “Google Killers” Form Partnership Two “Google Killers” Form Partnership
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DuckDuckGo and Wolfram Alpha are two alternative search engines (ok,one’s a “computation engine“) designed to deliver on the user’s search experience in ways that are different from Google’s. Both have come attached with the fabled “Google Killer” label at one …

Wolfram Alpha Rolls Out Widget Builder

Wolfram Alpha told WebProNews today it has released beta versions of Wolfram Alpha Widgets and Widget Builder to allow users to create and share widgets on their blog or website.

"Widgets are the next step in our goal of making Wolfram Alpha ubiquitous–available to everyone, everywhere," said Barak Berkowitz, Managing Director, Wolfram Alpha.

 

Bing Gets a Bunch of New Search Features
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Update: According to Bing, all of the features that were announced are now live. However, they do not appear to be live yet for me. I am guessing they will be soon at least.

Wolfram Alpha Open to Other Bing-Like Conversations
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As I’ve noted in the past, Wolfram Alpha, the much-hyped search computation engine that was supposed to be the future of search hasn’t exactly set the world on fire. As of November, Compete data indicates it was receiving under 300 thousand unique visitors in the US. To put that into perspective, Ask.com had over 41 million.

Moving Beyond Google
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There are two key concepts of search according to Javed Panjwani, Business Development Executive, Wolfram Alpha.

(Coverage of SES Chicago continues at WebProNews Videos.  Keep an eye on WebProNews for more notes and videos from the event this week.)

Wolfram Alpha Provides Financial Answers Based on Xignite Info
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Xignite, which provides global financial market data, is working with Wolfram Alpha, so that Wolfram Alpha users can get such data when performing a query.

Wolfram Alpha Hasn’t Exactly Set the World on Fire
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Remember all of that hype earlier this year about Wolfram Alpha? Some called it a Google killer, although most bloggers writing about the subject could pretty clearly see that it was no such thing. That didn’t stop it from being a very highly touted product with lots of potential.