Sounds like hype to me, I find it highly unlikely that this search engine will yield more relevant results than Google.
I tried to look it up, and it is still unavailable except for selected users. They asked for e-mail addresses, so thought I would rather leave it and check up later.
I believe there is really a need for a good computer search engine, especially for courses on offer, and software guidelines and tutorials. If you Google these, there tend to be a lot of junk, so hopefully this new search engine will be set up in a way that there would really be good Websites, rather than just purely commercial and junky ones.
There are a couple of articles about it, check CNet, it won't be a "Google killer" but it does look interesting.
It does appear that there are a few downsides. One is that the syntax of the question has to be very exact, otherwise the engine will fail, it's not something the masses will flock to.
It will be more of an engine those who have very specific questions will use, not someone who is looking for the best car insurance.
I'm looking forward to trying it, but once I do, I don't expect to go back ever again.
Well...I don't think that it would be successful as Google is...!! Anyway let's hope for the best..!! Let's wish it all the success and wait for it to be launched and wait for the results...!!!
It is interesting to figure out just what they mean by Google Killer. What do you all think it would take to bring down Google? They'd have to win the affection of the masses so they could build their links. But Google is doing so many other things than search these days that I think it would be next to impossible for a simple search engine to simply "kill" Google.
Plus, what kind of a name is WolframAlpha? That is pretty difficult to remember.
Anyway, just my thoughts
WolframAlpha.. pretty hard to type and memorize it.. I hard to believe it will beat Google even for the next 10 years. Maybe it can be famous among webmaster.
Yes..its right...!! The name is confusing... The makers should have made it easier to remember...!!
Well I think there have been soo many new search engines poping here and there telling they will be the next Google killer. Most of them are already gone and few whcih still servive cant pass even Yahoo or MSN. So this is not the first one and wont be the last one too. People need a good reason to go for a new search engine. So far none has abled to do that.