Last year's "Google-killer" plans a comeback with social search.
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Applicants can now receive status updates via the Web or e-mail, or with a text message.
Inside the launch of Stephen Wolfram’s new “computational knowledge engine.”
Inside the launch of Stephen Wolfram's new "computational knowledge engine."
The online encyclopedia is poised to let users find, edit, and embed clips.
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.
The computational knowledge engine expects a flood of users.
The debut of the "computational knowledge engine" will be webcast live.
A new effort to cull and table numerical data from Web pages was among several features announced today.