'Google-killer' Wolfram Alpha goes live. But doesn't have all the answers

It's been hyped by some as a "Google-killer", and after a period of invitation-only testing today Wolfram Alpha is available to the unwashed masses. It's been described as an answer engine, as opposed to a search engine, and describes its long-term goal as making "all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone... to build on the achievements of science and other systematizations of knowledge to provide a single source that can be relied on by everyone for definitive answers to factual queries."

Co-editors co-opted

Alan McGuinness and Kelsey Williams (in strict alphabetical order) will be joint editors of next week's radio news bulletin that will help to showcase the centre's work for the Broadcast Journalism Training Council.

They will be deciding on other key roles for the team, which we've every confidence will work together to produce a professional and compelling radio news programme.

And of course if anything goes wrong, the pair will be brought back into the boardroom and one of them will be fired by Sir Alan.

The importance of Suzanne Breen's fight to protect her source

Suzanne Breen. Pic Sunday TribuneThe legal battle of a journalist in Northern Ireland who may have to choose between revealing a source and going to prison is one we should all follow closely. Suzanne Breen, the Sunday Tribune's northern editor, has written a number of stories about the Real IRA - including a report of the group's claim to be responsible for the murders of two British soldiers outside Massareene Barracks earlier this year.


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