British search engine Wolfram Alpha ‘could rival Google’

A British physicist has revealed his plan to launch a new internet search engine so powerful that one expert has suggested it “could be as important as Google”.London-born scientist Stephen Wolfram says that his company, Wolfram Research, is preparing to unveil the system in two months’ time. Search Doesn’t Mean Beating Google
A headline that kicked around the blogosphere this weekend made no sense to me: “Wolfram Alpha Is Coming — and It Could Be as Important as Google.”The post — written by Nova Spivack, the chief executive of Radar Networks — took a look at a new sort of search engine being cooked up in secret by Stephen Wolfram, a British mathematician. Alpha: Next major search breakthrough?
Stephen Wolfram has a track record of scientific breakthroughs and some controversy. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Caltech in 1979 when he was 20 and has focused most of his career on probing complex systems.

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