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I was blown away tonight to find that one of my favorite blogs has only one subscriber in Google Reader – me. How can this be? MADLEY (somewhat NSFW) is written by Cory Madley, a jewelry and clothing designer who owns a boutique in Venice, California. Each of her posts is almost completely visual – a compilation of (I take…

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Wolfram Alpha a Google Killer?  Not… Supposed… To… Be

Wolfram Alpha a Google Killer? Not… Supposed… To… Be

I’m getting tired of reading about whether Alpha is a Google-killer. I’ve seen Stephen Wolfram’s presentations a couple of times; he’s quite careful to say that it isn’t. There’s a fundamental difference that many people out there are just missing. Google is a search engine. Alpha looks like a search engine, but it isn’t; it’s all about curated data, and the analysis of that data. What’s the difference? Look at one simple query: “earth circumference”.

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