Bing and the world Bing’s with you, Search and you Google alone…
I must admit I wasn’t a real huge fan of the search results that I got with Live. But I think someone was listening.
We introduced Bing to the world and I have to tell ya, it’s all it’s cracked up to be and more. I love the instant answers part of it. Not just for search but for things like flight schedules and even math equations if you are so inclined.
Bing is so much more than a search engine. It’s an Answer Engine. For example here is some of the stuff you can do with the Instant Answers features:
Need a quick answer instead of a hundred links to websites that might contain your answer? Use our Instant Answers to get what you need fast.
Instant answers are available in the following categories:
Convert units of measurements for distance, weight, time, volume, and temperature. You can also include mathematical expressions in some conversion questions to get a calculated, converted answer.
To see the conversion answer in action, try some of these examples:
Get quick access to flight deals and cheap tickets.
To see the flight deals answer in action, try some of these examples:
Make sure you're not late to the airport using the flight status answer.
To see the flight status answer in action, try some of these examples:
Find a great place to stay wherever you're going with the hotels answer.
To see the hotels answer in action, try some of these examples:
Find basic mathematical operators, exponents, roots, factorials, modulo, percentages, logarithms, trigonometry functions, and mathematical constants. In the search box, type the equation that you want to solve or the constant that you want to find the value of.
The following examples show some of the calculations and conversions that you can type in the search box.
Calculations: Get answers to arithmetic problems. For example:
Equation solver: Solve simple algebraic equations. For example:
For more mathematical symbols that you can use in expressions and equations, see Mathematical notations for use with Math Answers
So of course now I’m off to investigate just how much information can be found out on a person or company through this very powerful Answer Engine. Stay Tuned.