Results from Wolfram Alpha — the mathematically inclined search engine that everybody hyperventilated about a few months ago then promptly and completely ignored — will soon be rolled into Bing searches. This is fantastic news if you use Bing! (Which you actually might!)
Wolfram Alpha will still live on as a standalone site, since Microsoft is just licensing their search API for Bing. And to be fair, this is what most people — including us — envisioned for Wolfram Alpha from the start:
I’m aware of the theoretical differences between the two, and I’m sure Wolfram Alpha’s creators’ blood would boil at the thought, but the engine’s most natural home might be as a direct complement to Google, as a tab on their homepage or as a replacement for their modest current nonsearch functions.
Well, uh, almost. Maybe this’ll be a good time to give Bing another shot? [CNET]