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Happy 1st Birthday, Wolfram|Alpha Blog!

April 28, 2010 —
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We can hardly believe it, but one year ago today the Wolfram|Alpha Blog said  hello to the blogosphere! Since that day we have published 176 posts covering everything from the launch of Wolfram|Alpha to new data and features developed by members of the Wolfram|Alpha Team, and guest posts by fans of Wolfram|Alpha who are introducing the computational knowledge engine into facets of everyday life.

We’d like to thank the authors and commenters who have made this blog the success that it is today. We’d like to invite you and all of our other 3.9 million unique readers back for another amazing year of coverage from the front lines of Wolfram|Alpha. And if you have not done so already, please subscribe to the blog’s RSS feed. We hope you’ll celebrate with us by taking a look back through the archives. Please use the comments section below to share links to your favorite posts and suggest future topics.

Happy birthday, Wolfram|Alpha Blog!


Happy Birthday to you 🙂
I’m an Italian woman, I follow you with pleasure.
Sorry, I don’t know to write and to read correctly in English but also thanks to your blog I try to learn many things.
Yours Sincerly,

Posted by loomj April 29, 2010 at 12:33 am

I just purchased WolframAlpha from the iTunes store and all I get after typing inquiries is “Error Could not parse results. ??????

Posted by Wayne Bennett April 29, 2010 at 8:39 am

Congrats & Continued Success!

I think my favourite so far is the SCRABBLE article.

Posted by Nik Palmer April 29, 2010 at 10:29 am

This is an amazing website which cover all your needs.

Posted by Akhter April 30, 2010 at 2:45 am

I am a math teacher. Thank you very much.
Innovations that we follow very comfortable here.
I wish you success.

Posted by Matematik Ö?retmeni May 1, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Happy birthday and thank you for an amazing website

Posted by steve May 2, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Congratulations WA team! We are eager to see WA grow and see it placing its steps in the Computational World, Learn, Adapt and Connect with other services.

Posted by Alouette May 3, 2010 at 6:19 am

Happy Birthday. I’m glad you’re here for another year – you are one site that defies classification – I’ve told friends you’re kind of a search engine, reference source, fact checker and generally end up saying just go take a look – either they go wow and become a regular or go huh? and stick with the big G. Looking forward to another year

Posted by Winston Lawrence May 4, 2010 at 11:09 am

Happy Birthday 🙂

Posted by nilo May 4, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Same as Wayne Bennett I’m afraid.
Any request comes back with the message “Error could not parse result”
Any help welcome

Posted by Renauld August 25, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Renauld and Wayne, Can you provide us with a sample input that returned this result? We are happy to look into this further. Thank you.

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team August 25, 2010 at 9:01 am

Just purchased the iPad app and I’m getting the same error as others. It doesn’t matter what I enter, it gives me the error

Posted by J Cochrane November 11, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Hi J Cochrane. Can you provide us will a few inputs that you tried so we can duplicate the error. We’re happy to look into this. Thank you.

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team November 11, 2010 at 10:53 am

i got “Error Could not parse results.” i just buy it yesterday 11/22/10 is there anyway to fix the application or to get my money back

Posted by daniel November 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I agree. No matter what i search … eg Eiffel Tower, or even some of the examples supplied in my iPad app I cannot get anything! “Could not parse results”.

    Very frustrating. Any chance of getting it fixed or getting my money back?


    Posted by Brad December 9, 2010 at 7:23 pm

      Hi everyone,

      We are looking into this now. We will contact you individually.

      Thank you,
      The Wolfram|Alpha Team

      Posted by The PR Team December 20, 2010 at 12:51 pm

I had bought WA app on my Iphone 4 yesterday (7th March 2011). I too got “Error Could not parse results” with any thing I type. This seems to be a problem at my work place, where the connection is through the proxy server with password. It worked fine at my residence with wifi connection. Can you give suitable solution so that I can operate at work place too?

A Meher Prasad

Posted by Meher Prasad March 8, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Hi Meher,

    Thank you for letting us know about what you’re experiencing. Our team will contact you directly to help resolve this.

    Thank you.

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team March 10, 2011 at 12:47 pm

I bought the wolframalpha app recently and it keeps staying “Error Could not parse results”. When I type in math stuff it says parse error for plots. When I go to the official website, there is no problem.

Posted by John Phelps March 14, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I’m a Korean man. I had bought Wolfram Alpha app on my Iphone 4 yesterday. But I got `Error Could not parse results.’ Solve this problem for me.

Posted by Keunbae Choi March 16, 2011 at 2:07 am

I’m in the same situation of other guys… “error could not parse results”!!! What can I do to resolve??

Posted by IlTeo March 16, 2011 at 7:40 am

Same error as others here. I purchased it yesterday. I input, for example, FTSE 100 and the result never shows up. Other times I get the parse error. Please help, Wolfram Alpha is such a great app, I really need it to work.

Posted by Giovanni March 16, 2011 at 9:39 pm

I had the same problem (could not parse results) on my iPad but today it started working fine. I don’t really know what changed but since it’s ok now, I’m a happy customer.

Posted by Rui Silva March 17, 2011 at 7:23 am

Just wanted to say THANK YOU for resolving this problem!! Quickest response ever!

Posted by Giovanni March 17, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Thank you for quick problem solving.

Posted by Keunbae Choi March 17, 2011 at 11:51 pm