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Nipping at Google's heels, Bing focuses on refining product-related searches.
The company's new search engine, called Bing, will try to lead searchers directly to answers or action points.
IBM's Watson will showcase the latest tricks in natural-language processing.
The computational knowledge engine expects a flood of users.
The debut of the "computational knowledge engine" will be webcast live.
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Our exclusive test shows how the two Web engines compare when given the same queries.
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