Windows 8 introduced Smart Search and starting this week, that gets natural language support making it smarter.
A list of popular Google products and alternatives to each one. Also, a list of Google products which do not have a good replacement today.
Check bing's homepage footer today … Windows 7 Phone? Please. Change the name. Now.
I like the nice touch provided by bing with the Breaking News. Meanwhile Google is nowhere.
For common tasks like looking up movies and weather, Bing is totally better than Google. One of the reasons I have made it my default search engines on all my browsers. The start page is also fantastic, so Bing.com is also my homepage on some (non-work) browsers.
And I did not put the “verticals” here like Bing Shopping, Bing Entertainment, Bing Social, Bing Finance!
Update: I completely forgot to mention Bing Maps! I used them recently on a trip to Santa Barbara both on the iPad and on my iPhone. The directions have a neat feature that said “if you have passed so-and-so street you have gone too far” or something to that effect. Nice touch!
Update 2: Cannot believe how much else there is! I forgot Visual Search! I added a new image below showing what else is there in Bing which makes “searching” so much cooler for non-geeks (although, geeks are not left behind, clearly!)