zett - 6:23 am on Jan 20, 2010 (gmt 0) My two cents anyway.
Google _is_ feeling the hot breath of Bing, and this is mostly a result of a company losing focus. It's just natural though. Think of all the people working at Google - they can't just say "uh, it's perfect" and continue doing nothing. They want to work, and they do work, and they launch stuff that is not good (or sometimes plain evil).
My two cents anyway.