has a crawler of its own

in the search box, terms you enter are automatically ANDed and you can use Or, NOT and several prefixes

you can search by language using the language: prefix

you can find pages linking to a particular media type, e.g. Alicia Keys contains:mp3

Bing claims to be a "decision engine" as it integrates useful facts into its search results list, using content from selected "deep web" websites, particularly in the areas of travel, health, shopping and local information

instead of thumbnails of screens, move your cursor over to the right of the result and Bing gives you excerpts from the page in a pop-up


bing has a calculator function that allows you to solve equations, e.g. 8 x + 5 = 244, x is 29.875


Hock, Randolph The extreme searcher's Internet handbook: a guide for the serious searcher Medofrd, NJ: CyberAge Books, 2009.