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The Future Of Web Searching

It's getting easier to find the information we need in the vast ocean of Web data. Google recently launched its new Knowledge Graph search tool, which aims to connect users with a "real world map of things," including information that might not turn up in a traditional text search. Meanwhile, programs such as iPhone's Siri, Wolfram Alpha and Quora seek to respond to specific questions and information requests. We explore the fast-changing world of search technology and how we'll find information in the future.

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