jimbeetle - 4:47 pm on Oct 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
Google is simply following the crowd moving from desktop to mobile devices. Folks no longer want to search, they simply want answers.
And there's no reason for any web person to be surprised of Google's move, it told us where it was going two years ago:
Google Instant Launch Event [youtube.com]
Introducing Google Instant [youtube.com]
I consider the Google Instant launch the most important Google event since the launch of Google itself. I've actually watched the first video five or six times since just to remind myself of where G is heading. If you haven't watched both you owe it to yourself to do so.
And it's not just Google. Where do you think Apple is headed with Siri?